What Kind of House? Apostles, their delegates, multiculturalism, prayer, worship, & mission

This is the second part of a set of notes on Terry Virgo's first session at 300 Leaders.  I have previously shared the video and downloads for the whole talk.3. There was Barnabus. He had been sent. The Apostles were staying in Jerusalem. People have written about whether that was right or wrong. But they heard about another church coming to birth. Barnabas was sent as an apostolic delegate. He was known by the Apostles, and he represented them. It was rather like Timothy later on. … [Read more...]

15 principles to live by as a Christian in an increasingly hostile world

Last Friday, I posted about a recent court case that really centered on the perceived conflict between modern society’s requirements and the beliefs of two private individuals. Today, I want to move away from the specifics of that case and outline some general principles that should help us as people of faith to consider similar issues.We must beware of generalizing. It is easy and intellectually lazy to assume that all Christians, or all evangelicals, or even all Muslims think in a certain … [Read more...]

A new Warnie award for Bob Roberts

I am sometimes just a little embarrassed these days about the so-called "Warnie Awards." They are something of a reminder of the good old days of Christian blogging, when almost all of us knew each other, especially the ones that were not political bloggers. Sometimes back then the online blogging community felt more connected. There were certainly a lot more links and interactions with each others posts flying around. It was of course much smaller, and basically much friendlier. With my … [Read more...]

Multiculturalism – Can we build churches that display God’s multicolored glory?

The above video comes from the recent 300 leaders Conference. It is on a subject close to my heart: diversity. Many argue that churches will only grow if they focus on attracting one demographic of person. We at Jubilee have given our lives to trying, by God's grace, to prove that statement wrong. It hasn't all been easy, and this video shares some of the lessons we have learned over the years. … [Read more...]

New John Piper sermon: The Gospel and racial harmony

This past Sunday it was a joy to have John Piper with us at Jubilee Church in London. He seemed to be very much at home with us, and was clearly enjoying preaching one of the very few sermons he will preach this year. We benefitted greatly from this talk as Jubilee continues to aim to break the rule some church growth experts lay down, which argues that a church will always tend towards being largely monocultural. I thank God for the racial harmony and multicolored growth that we have … [Read more...]

Ed Stetzer on tour in London

Ed lays out well the missional challenge that London represents. Could God be calling YOU to come over and help us? The world lives in this great city of mine. If you want to reach people from all over the world with the gospel of Jesus you can come here to to do it!Watch on vimeo … [Read more...]

Worship In A Cinema With 36 Nationalities This Sunday In London

This Sunday will be one of the highlights of our year at Jubilee. It is our international day and annual giving day. We are expecting large crowds as we dress in clothes from more than 36 nations, worship together, and then eat food from around the world.If you live near London and would like to visit a growing multicultural church, this Sunday would be a great day to do it. Come early if you want a seat in the main auditorium rather than the overflow.Jubilee church meets in Enfield Cineworld … [Read more...]

Video – Tope Koleoso On Alcohol And Other Dilemmas

Following on just a couple of weeks from his sermon on sex, Tope preached on another controversial matter. This is a subject where many Christians take very different views from each other.   I think that whether you agree with Tope or not you will, find the sermon of great  interest. If nothing else it is very funny as he describes the difference between African and English Christians on this issue. He also talks about other issues of conscience basing his talk from 1 Corinthians 8.  Should Ch … [Read more...]

Should Christians Circumcise Their Sons?

This is the third part in my short series on multiculturalism. The first two in the series can be found here: Multiculturalism—You Are What You Eat?Does Multiculturalism Mean I Have To Eat Blood?When you mix with a number of different nationalities, you begin to realize that cultural differences are more complicated than you appreciated. They can also extend to quite surprising areas of life. One such area is that of whether or not it's a good idea to circumcise baby boys.In the UK this practice … [Read more...]

Now It Is Time To Pray for President Obama

Much of the world is rejoicing today. Even with the profound differences Christians have with Obama over abortion, surely we can still rejoice that in a nation where slavery and segregation are not too distant memories, a non-Caucasian will be in the White House.We can and we should be glad that this change may well lead to a reduction in the racial tensions experienced in that great nation. Who can really claim that there is still an absolute and unchanging glass ceiling when Obama just smashed … [Read more...]


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