Andy McCullough

Jacob “The Patchwork Man” Baradaeus

I’m really enjoying Moffett’s History of Christianity in Asia, and am struck by this paragraph summarising Jacob Baradaeus (Yaqub al-Barada’i) and his extraordinary church-planting impact. Here’s the paragraph: “Jacob never really lived in Edessa, his episcopal seat. The police were too hot on his trail… For over thirty-five years, from 542 to 578, Jacob eluded …

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The Bethlehem Story: Mission and Justice in the Margins of the World, by Andy McCullough

Andy McCullough’s new book is coming out soon. Below is a sample from the story of Rahab. Jericho. One of the oldest cities in the world. City of palms, where the Judean wilderness meets the Jordan valley, and date palms stretch as far as the eye can see. It’s harvest time, early spring, when the …

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Unreached Network Conference 2021: Join the Conversation/ Find your Place

We are really delighted to announce the online Unreached Conference for this year, 25th-26th June. Join the Conversation: stories and best practice in crossing cultures, planting churches, and sharing the gospel with the unreached. Find your Place: hear about opportunities, teams, training and projects, and discern how you and your church can play your part. …

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Moses: Envy

This is part four of a series of blog posts on Moses. “And I will give this people favour in the eye of the Egyptians; and when you go, you shall not go empty,” Exodus 3:21 “Eye” is a word often associated with Envy. To “place one’s eye” on someone or something is to invoke …

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Moses: The Staff

This is part 3 in a series of posts on Moses. The LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A staff.”  Exodus 4:2 The shepherd’s staff in Moses’ hand was the very symbol of his marginalisation. And yet through the wisdom of God it would become the instrument of his …

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