I went to St Frideswide's in Water Eaton this morning. This was this first time that I have been able to join them on a Sunday morning.
Peter Green presided and I preached.
The readings were Revelation 5:1-10 and John 1:43-end. These were great reading for thinking about the mission of Christ which was:
a) Truly local - since the incarnation implies a full immersion into the socio-economic and cultural identity of the community with whom God chooses to dwell.
b) Essential collaborative - since Jesus depends on other people both to share good news and act on his behalf.
c) Ultimately universal - since the kingdom of God stretches out through all times and places.
In other words, this was a good occasion to talk about Local Shared Ministry...