The Church Under The Cross, J.B. Phillips (1956)

This book just turned 50 but its totally worth a read if you can find it. Phillips wrote it at the request of the Church Missionary Society as a response to reports from the “Younger Churches” around the world. Today, we would call them emerging churches. Very insightful, especially his take on the African churches. He challenges believers not to dodge the cross but find ourselves squarely under it.

I I have another book called Missions Under the Cross (1953) by Norman Goodall which is a compilation of speeches and papers from the International Missionary Council in Willingen, Germany (1952). Its possible these books are connected and Phillips is bringing insights from the mission field into the local scene back home.

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Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

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