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.

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35 ways to love your neighbors right now

35 ways to love your neighbors right now

We’re socially isolated. We can’t gather in groups. We’re working from home. We can’t even go to church. How are Christians meant to express their faith in these strange days of COVID-19? It’s tough, I agree, but there are plenty of ways to love your neighbors, even...

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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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Culture & Politics

Love in the time of COVID-19

Love in the time of COVID-19

In his novel, Love in the Time of Cholera, Colombian Nobel prize winning author Gabriel García Márquez tells the story of the complicated marriage of Dr. Juvenal Urbino and his wife Fermina. Urbino is a passionless man, a medical scientist, devoted to order and...

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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...

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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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My friend Laura Brett @1979pop from Press Red @pressredorg in the UK has alerted me to this fantastic 6-week course for churches that aims to raise awareness and equip participants to address violence against women. You can order copies here: https://learn.redcliffe.ac.uk/courses/pressing-red/

Knowing Stan Hauerwas' cats literally walk all over him during Zoom sessions is kinda endearing. #StanleysCats

In the age of coronavirus, where religious faith is at an all-time low, we are more mystified by death than ever. To many, it seems insensible, random, cruel. That’s because we get death wrong and therefore don’t live our lives to the full. https://mikefrost.net/death-becomes-us-why-getting-death-right-helps-us-live-better-lives/

Hey Aussie friends, it's National Reconciliation Week and @CommonGraceAus has put together a series of daily devotions by Aboriginal Christian leaders to help you reflect on racial reconciliation in our country. You can sign up here: https://www.commongrace.org.au/reconciliation_week_2020

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