Tag Archives: Tim Chester

What the vicar read (on holiday)

One of the great things about holidays is holiday reading. When the pace of life slows down we have more space to read and reflect. This summer I took four books away with me to France and here’s a summary … Continue reading

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Everyday Church study guide

We’ve just finished a six-week Lent course using Steve Timmis and Tim Chester’s excellent book, Everyday Church.  I simplified, sumarised and added to the teaching of each chapter in a handout, with bible study notes on 1 Peter.  I encouraged … Continue reading

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Reaching the Unreached – Session 2 – Tim Chester

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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More must hear the call to the inner city

Here’s two quotes, the first from Total Church and the second from Jonathan Fletcher’s recent Reform paper (it arrived in the post yesterday) Back To The Future. Reforming The Church of England – Learning From The Past, both highlighting the … Continue reading

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Homogeneous churches: a symptom of an absent cross

Much has been written about the UK suffering a lack of identity and about how multi-culturalism fuels sectarianism and segregation in society. Christians have long spoken about church being a place where people of all tongues, tribes and nations worship … Continue reading

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Total Church – British classism and the grace of God

In an earlier post breaking out of middle class suburbia I wrote I believe homogeneous churches in a multicultural society deny, by their very existence, that salvation is by grace alone I had used the term “lower socio-economic group” to … Continue reading

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Total Church – where should we focus our energy?

Timmis and Chester point to a 2003 report by the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity which concluded: The reason the UK church is not effective in mission is because we are not making disciples who can live well for Christ … Continue reading

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