Church Growth: what does it mean in multi-faith London?

Jesus tells a number of parables which relate to fruitfulness and growth. The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed – initially the smallest of all seeds, but growing to be the largest of the garden plants, becoming a tree in which the birds can come and find a home (Matthew 13). By contrast, Jesus also tells the parable of the fig tree, which is unfruitful for three years – and is to be dug around and given manure one last time (Luke 13).
What, then, are fruitfulness and growth, flourishing and success, in Kingdom terms?

Henry Martyn: Missionary Scholar for our Age? by Graham Kings

Henry Martyn: Missionary Scholar for our Age? by Dr Graham Kings, Bishop of Sherborne Cambridge Theological Federation and Henry Martyn Centre Lecture Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge Wednesday 29 February 2012 Introduction: Portraits Thank you very much for the invitation to give this lecture today. It is a joy to be back in Cambridge. … Continue Reading

An Interfaith Practice for the 21st Century

The Fourth Pope John Paul II Annual Lecture on Interreligious Understanding The Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas ‘Angelicum’ with  The Russell Berrie Foundation Rome, April 5th 2011 by Professor David F. Ford Republished with permisssion. Orginally published at Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme Opening It is a great honour to be invited to deliver this lecture by the … Continue Reading