News and articles from Spike Corbridge

A Reminder from Southern Sudan...

This year will see CMS Ireland providing more financial support to our partners in Southern Sudan than ever before…but this piece from the Observer online is a timely reminder that there is much still to be done…

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Posted on Mon, 22 Jun 2009 | 1 comments


While doing a little research online this morning I stumbled across the blog of Paul Ritchie – a Methodist Pastor in Richill, Co. Armagh – thanks to Jools for the pointer.

Two of Paul’s posts in recent days really struck a chord with me – both essentially about our real commitment to the things we say we believe in. Do we really act on the words of Jesus? What are we prepared to give when it comes to global mission?

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Posted on Fri, 08 May 2009

Church for the Night...

The Easter edition of is online and features a great idea from some Christians in Bournemouth. How many of our towns and cities could do with something like this…or even the willingness to make our church buildings more open to the communities around them?

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2009

A blog worth visiting...

Tom Sine has started blogging. I’m looking forward to following his thoughts – his book The New Conspirators was one of the best things I read last year. Genuinely radical mission thinking.

Worth a look…

Posted on Wed, 18 Mar 2009

Unreported World

The ‘Unreported World’ stuff is usually excellent. Tonight they’re showing a piece on LRA activity in DR Congo. I haven’t seen it yet and I don’t think it’s a repeat. Probably worth a watch for anyone interested in Central Africa. Here’s the link to the Channel 4 webpage about it…

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Posted on Fri, 13 Mar 2009

Two Great Watches

Following hot on the heals of my last post, which recommended a few things to read, here are two TV programmes that I reckon are worth a watch…

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Posted on Tue, 03 Feb 2009

Two Great Reads

In the past week I’ve come across two pretty interesting reads – both of which have set me thinking about ‘mission stuff’…

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Posted on Fri, 30 Jan 2009

DR Congo and Our Limited Attention Span...

So I haven’t posted for a month or so – please forgive me!

I’ve enjoyed a couple of weeks off and since my return have been pretty much immersed in helping to produce the upcoming edition of our latest magazine. It’s looking good and should be available for download next week.

While I’ve been away it’s struck me how quickly things change…

Just a week ago events in DR Congo were headline news on the BBC and ITV websites but now, if you want to find out what’s going on, you have to dig deep into the Africa pages…

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Posted on Wed, 19 Nov 2008

Being Church?

Recently I’ve been thinking a fair bit about what it means to “be church” and specifically to “be part of a church”.

It is, I admit, a pretty foundational issue for someone engaged in mission – but one that I can honestly say still leaves with me with lots of questions.

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Posted on Wed, 08 Oct 2008

Mission Matters

At the start of the summer we launched a questionnaire/survey thing to help us get a better idea of how people think about mission.

It started at our ‘Global Pavilion’ venue during this year’s Summer Madness festival and will be continuing until early Autumn on the website.

The questionnaire is entitled ‘Mission Matters’ and should only take about 5 minutes to complete…so if you’ve got 300 seconds to spare… fill in the form and let us know what you think…

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Posted on Fri, 22 Aug 2008