Tag Archives: Inner city

Mez McConnell on what the estate needs…no, not more well intentioned kindnesses

Mez McConnell has a really refreshing and encouraging post on why kindness shown in various social projects is not what the inner city, UPA, estate needs.  Here’s some choice quotes from his post. In my opinion, most inner city housing … Continue reading

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McConnell & Forbes: why you don’t need to be like them

I have really benefitted from hearing Duncan Forbes (The council estate Christian) teach at Reaching the Unreached and from listening to Mez McConnell’s testimony online.  These two guys from the estate who are now reaching the estate are great examples … Continue reading

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Reaching the Unreached – Session 5 – Pete Jackson

Here are my notes from last week’s Reaching the Unreached conference, probably the best Christian conference I’ve been on.   If you weren’t there, the videos will be posted on the RTU blog. As with all my conference notes, these are … Continue reading

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Marriage of illegal immigrants in the church.

When a vicar is handed out a 4-year jail sentence for conducting hundreds of sham marriages for illegal immigrants is raises questions for vicars like me in  a multicultural inner city parish. I have now been in post for 19 … Continue reading

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Lessons from the journal of an ordinary partor #1

In his book The Memoirs of an ordinary pastor (the life and reflections of Tom Carson) Don Carson makes 9 observations of his father’s life and ministry which he hopes will guide and encourage other pastors in situations like his … Continue reading

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Gone from the perspective of Pue

On my first day back in the harness this week, I was thinking back to my first five months as a vicar and forward to the next term. Recent months have been dominated by “Gone”, the homeless alcoholic who sat … Continue reading

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Another Christian Inner City Blogger

I recently discovered Duncan Forbes’ blog, Council Estate Christianity. I’m about to move, next week, from one inner city church to another and have found Duncan’s stuff spot on. Here’s some of his really useful observations from his blog category … Continue reading

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