The problem of evil is a great topic for discussion; I’ve spent many hours debating it with friends. But when you actually encounter evil our abstract theories tend to dissolve quite quickly. In many ways,…

As I was reading Michael Hardin’s book ‘The Jesus-Driven Life’ I found myself wondering why he was focussing so much on the issue of violence. Aren’t there more central themes to focus on when talking…

As we walked back up the stairs having enjoyed a mince pie after the carol service a phrase unexpected popped into Hannah’s mind, ‘into your hands I commit my spirit’. At the time she had…

Nomad is gearing up for its September relaunch. You may not have realised but we’ve been away for about a month now, and in that time the old team has disbanded and Tim has been…

Things have been a bit quiet on the blog for two reasons. Firstly because me and a mate have been penning our first publication Pioneer Mission: The Travel Guide For Missional Adventurers. More on that…

‘We are in a war between dullness and astonishment. The most critical issue facing Christians is not abortion, pornography, the disintegration of the family, moral absolutes, MTV, drugs, racism, sexuality or school prayer. The critical…

To celebrate their tenth anniversary, the search engine Ask Jeeves, have revealed the top ten ‘unanswerable’ questions in the past decade. The list is drawn from the 1.1 billion queries posted on their site since…

I recently read the Mental Health Foundation’s report The Lonely Society? It suggests that young adults are the loneliest age group in our society. For example, nearly 60% of those aged between 18 to 34…

We’re just starting to plan our second annual street barbeque. We were inspired last year by the Big Lunch initiative, the brain child of the Eden Project. They reckon over a million people were involved…

A friend sent me the following article, which was written for the weekly notice sheet at his parent’s Methodist church. What’s interesting about it is it wasn’t written by a young, radical, missional thinker, but…

The sort of interviews I really enjoy doing on Nomad podcast are with those people who have deeply reflected on the nature of church and mission in their cultural context, and who are actually living…

When I started out on this journey of thinking through what Christian community and mission means in my context, I found myself becoming increasingly critical of ‘traditionally structured’ church (and on many occasions, with good…

The latest edition of Nomad Extra is now online. It was great to hear Michael describe his journey from being brought up in church to asking the sorts of questions he is about Christian community…

If you let your eyes wonder back to the homepage you’ll notice a link to our new facebook page. I’ve resisted the lure of facebook for quite a few years now, but it seemed like…

If you have a little look on the homepage, you’ll notice some red icons, one of which allows you to join our mailing list. A few people have emailed asking whether we’ve got a mailing…

I came across some interesting stats from YouGov today. Apparently 70% of us have no ties to any local group or association. Only 8% of us are involved with a religious organisation, 6% with a…

One of the main points we discussed on the podcast was the idea of the grand-narrative (the big-story) of the Bible. My experience in Church has been that at best I’ve been taught a book…

Over the last few years Nick and I (Tim) have spent many hours wrestling with thoughts of what it means for us to express our Christian faith as part of a community (and drinking a lot of tea and eating many a toasted sandwich). This has naturally led us onto thoughts of how such a community might join God in his plan to bring new creative life to the area in which we live. We both recently got married (to Lora and Hannah) and now all of us are starting to think more seriously about the sort of life God might be calling us to (and have progressed to drinking wine, and eating olives and hummus).