The practice of grace and truth with homeless people Jon Kuhrt, West London Mission This paper has been written for discussion at the Christian Homeless Forum in January 2011. In the paper, I argue that Christian theology, especially the themes of grace and truth, can help us understand some of the contemporary issues within homelessness … Continue Reading
Social Action at the Crossroads by Jon Kuhrt ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.’ Jeremiah 6:16 The landscape is changing… Twenty years ago I used to go to Christian events like Spring Harvest … Continue Reading
Proper confidence in the gospel: The theology of Lesslie Newbigin by Jon Kuhrt This month marks the hundredth anniversary since the birth of the great missionary theologian Lesslie Newbigin. There have been few people who have reflected more deeply on the missionary task of the Church and grappled with its challenges than Newbigin. I believe … Continue Reading
Gays, greed and biblical orthodoxy by Jon Kuhrt I have watched with interest the reactions to Stephen Kuhrt’s article about the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FCAUK) and its role within the controversies about gay and lesbian relationships within the Church. Stephen called for “a careful, nuanced and loving engagement with the issue, its complexities and … Continue Reading
Families Valued by Jon Kuhrt republished, with permission, from Third Way, December 2008 It is almost impossible to speak about the family without being accused of launching a moral crusade, blaming the victim, or hitting at the most vulnerable – as if what was at stake were the self esteem of the parents, instead of … Continue Reading
Jon KuhrtJon Kuhrt works with people affected by homelessness, offending and chronic addictions at the West London Mission. He, his wife and three children are part of Streatham Baptist Church and he is a member of the Christians on the Left. He likes football…but loves cricket.
‘What does Salvation mean in the Urban Context?’, by Jon Kuhrt, Director of Community Mission, Shaftesbury Society Jon KuhrtJon Kuhrt works with people affected by homelessness, offending and chronic addictions at the West London Mission. He, his wife and three children are part of Streatham Baptist Church and he is a member of the Christians … Continue Reading
Within the evangelical world in which I grew up and came to faith, sin was a really big deal. Frequently referred to, both in sermons at church and in talks on summer camps, sin was presented as the barrier of human selfishness and pride that was blocking our relationship with God. As evangelical Christians, the … Continue Reading