Mike Frost

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Welcome to the online world of Mike Frost

A place where I get to exercise my peculiar spiritual gift of stirring up trouble by questioning the things people usually take for granted.

I don’t do it to be hurtful. Honest. I guess I think that more information is never a bad thing, and starting conversations is always a good one. I welcome disagreement, as long as you know the difference between respectful debate and relentless troll-like putdowns. I don’t put up with the latter real well.

So join me as I share my thoughts, excerpt my upcoming writing, launch debates and generally rabble-rouse, all in a genuine attempt to figure out what the reign of Jesus looks like in earthy, real terms, right here, right now.

Latest Blogs

How do you find Jesus in the neighborhood?

How do you find Jesus in the neighborhood?

It's becoming more common these days for people to talk about finding out what God is doing in your neighborhood and joining God in that work. A few years ago, Alan Roxburgh wrote a book called Missional, which had the subtitle, Joining God in the neighborhood. He...

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The Gospel According to Terry

The Gospel According to Terry

When I was 17 I went to the cinema to see Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven. At that age I'd not long graduated from kids' movies and my cinema-going diet consisted mainly of James Bond movies and disaster films (it was the 70s). I don't know why I'd chosen Days of...

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Christian Faith

Christian Ministry

Leave Francis alone; Jory go home

Leave Francis alone; Jory go home

Here’s a tale of two preachers. One is named Francis Chan. He’s a well-known and much-loved pastor, preacher, author and church planter. He speaks on some of biggest platforms in the country, and is the author of several best-selling Christian books. The other is Jory...

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Mission

How do you find Jesus in the neighborhood?

How do you find Jesus in the neighborhood?

It's becoming more common these days for people to talk about finding out what God is doing in your neighborhood and joining God in that work. A few years ago, Alan Roxburgh wrote a book called Missional, which had the subtitle, Joining God in the neighborhood. He...

read more
Dinner Church, anyone?

Dinner Church, anyone?

There was quite a reaction to one of my recent blog posts about Fresh Expressions in Leicester, England, and how we need new ways of doing and being church today. I've had quite a lot of interest in what these new ways could look like. I've even been interviewed by...

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Culture & Politics

Bible/Jesus

Art & Popular Culture

The Gospel According to Terry

The Gospel According to Terry

When I was 17 I went to the cinema to see Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven. At that age I'd not long graduated from kids' movies and my cinema-going diet consisted mainly of James Bond movies and disaster films (it was the 70s). I don't know why I'd chosen Days of...

read more

About Mike

I’m a 20-year veteran of the academy, but I still don’t call myself an academic. On my immigration forms I write “teacher” in the occupation box.
I’ve taught at Morling College in Sydney that whole time and am currently the head of the missiology department there.
My doctorate examined a mission-shaped approach to being and doing church, and I’ve written a bunch of books in that field. Some of them have even been popular. Thank you if you bought one.
I enjoy music by guys who can’t sing that great (Dylan, Cohen, Cave), hiking the national parks of North America (15, so far), and reading Flannery O’Connor. I’ve seen every film made by the Cohen Brothers and Stanley Kubrick and I still hold out hope that Terrence Malick has one more masterpiece in him.
I helped launch the Small Boat Big Sea community in Manly. I co-founded the Forge mission training network. I have won camel races in Kazakhstan, cliff-diving competitions in Thailand, and chess tournaments at the Kremlin. And I have spoken with Elvis (not all this might be true).
And through it all I have been loved by an amazing woman who has stood by me for over 30 years and whose capacity for endurance seemingly knows no bounds, my wife, Caz (this part is definitely true!).

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At LAX airport security:

TSA: Sir, do you have food in your bag?
ME: No.
TSA: What do you call this, sir?
ME: Well... is it food, really?
PASSENGER BEHIND ME: It’s okay, I love Swedish fish too.
ME: But would you categorise it as ‘food’?
PASSENGER: Definitely. Sorry.

Preaching in Hollywood comes with its own challenges, like looking out at the congregation and seeing Tony Hale (Gary from Veep) looking at you the way he looks at Selina Meyer.

I had a little time off after preaching at Ecclesia Hollywood and before giving a podcast interview to head up the hill to Griffith Observatory, because, like Teddy Roosevelt said, you’ve gotta keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

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It was an honour to meet and work alongside @majoracarter at Cultivate this weekend. For those of you unfamiliar with Majora, she burst onto the scene with this hugely popular TED talk about her work in urban renewal in South Bronx. Enjoy.
https://t.co/Pc1drRbHUx

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