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

When your wound is the gift

When your wound is the gift

You might have seen the recent conversation between Late Show host Stephen Colbert and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. They were discussing how to deal with grief and loss, and Cooper was reflecting on Colbert’s words to him on the death of his mother. Choking back tears,...

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Christian Ministry

Mission

God is a fountain of sending love

God is a fountain of sending love

Who doesn’t love a fountain? Fountains are extravagantly, unceasingly festive. Whether it’s the continuous trickle of Rome’s Trevi fountain, or the exuberant bursts of the Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas, a fountain is a thing of joy. Some fountains are flashy and...

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Is your church a lawn or a forest floor?

Is your church a lawn or a forest floor?

Suburban people love lawn. We cut it, fertilize it, trim it, edge it. Some people even color it. No matter how good your own lawn might be, there's nothing like the twinge of covetousness and admiration you feel when walking past the lawn-keeping skills of a...

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Culture & Politics

Bible/Jesus

The Gifts of Advent 4: RECONCILIATION

The Gifts of Advent 4: RECONCILIATION

Rosalie Kunoth-Monks is an Amatjere woman, born in the outback in 1937 at the height of Australia’s so-called assimilation policy. At that time, it was believed that Aboriginal peoples were so vastly inferior to the culture of white settlers that they would soon die...

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The Gifts of Advent 3: WHOLENESS

The Gifts of Advent 3: WHOLENESS

[This is the third in a four-part series on the gifts of Advent. The first post explored BEAUTY and in the second I looked at JUSTICE]   Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in. ~...

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Art & Popular Culture

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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Great idea! People are handing out TP bouquets to congratulate their neighbours for getting through another week. Try it (if you can find toilet paper at the store).
HT @JRitner #COVIDー19 #StayAtHome

Hey, don't forget this workshop on new types of churches (which are actually really old types of churches), is on THIS Sunday via livestream. I'd love to see your face in the patchwork of screens.

You can still register here: https://t.co/cDaQ9FcJrj

This is NUTS! @hughhalter has joined the team at Northern Seminary. Just the thought of Hugh Halter and David E Fitch @fitchest on the same team makes me smile. It's enough to make me wanna start seminary all over again.
https://t.co/WGYObnTue3

Bruce Dawe died on April 1st. He was 90. He was one of Australia’s most influential poets, a sensitive soul, often overwhelmed by the tumult and horrors of this world, who found solace in the simple things in life — like an ordinary man tending his suburban veggie patch. Sigh.

Covid-19 has revealed the undercurrent of anti-Asian racism in society. Please join Asian Christians in denouncing anti-Asian racism and demand an immediate end to the xenophobic rhetoric, hate crimes, and violence. #aaccstatement https://t.co/8BqqM3X0Kd

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