Oops! Did we just start a denomination

David Shead tells the story of how he was forced to change tactics while doing ministry in Slovenia.

“We got more than we bargained for”. It’s a lovely phrase, conjur­ing up images of unsuspecting tourists trying their hand at a bit of marketplace haggling. However, when they examine their purchases later, they get a nasty surprise: weevils in the food or a visit from the constabulary about stolen goods. Getting ‘more than you bargained for’ pinpoints that sobering moment when your lack of control is exposed: you planned and prepared well, but somehow—and you’re not too sure how—things didn’t turn out the way you expected. (more…)