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Reflections on Reclaiming Our Neighbourhoods Week Two

I’m currently blogging my way through the Reclaiming Our Neighbourhoods experiment exploring what it means to follow Jesus when our neighbourhoods are experieincing gentrification. You can read Week One here. This week we explored how improvement in the area of shopping contribute to gentrification. We found ourselves getting into the heart of the experiment itself […]

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Modern Day Colonialism

There is this saying that goes along the lines of ‘History is written by the winner.’ This saying infers how stories are often told by those who hold power. To put it another way, Kwame Nkrumah, who led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957, once was attributed as saying ‘The history of a nation […]

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Play vs. Practice

I was having lunch the other day with a friend who’s a musician. He shared how he was starting to give piano lessons to youngsters as a way to supplement his income. My friend talked about how he wanted his budding young proteges to avoid piano practice and just play between their weekly lessons. Play […]

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Fruit Of The Loom

The first followers of Jesus in the book of Acts were initially known by their fruit. They were known for the way they radically cared for people such as the way they shared everything they had with one another, including with people who did not share the same views as them. It was once remarked […]

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Deconstructing Destruction Fest

Once upon a time I was part of a church community comprised of people who were into punk rock, metal, goth, hardcore and more. Some of us went to a Christian metal festival in Sweden in March 2002 and came back home with a desire to start a similar festival here in London. We organised […]

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