Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

Bonhoeffer and Mission

bonhoefferI still remember the paper my friend Kurt Fredrickson, the director of the DMin program at fuller, wrote on Bonhoeffer.  Here is how he summarized Bonhoeffer’s approach to mission.

There is mission with a view from inside:  Renewal
There is mission with a view from below:  Suffering and Solidarity with the Poor and Oppressed
There is mission with a view from the outside:  Embrace
There is mission with a view from the world:  Redemption of Everything
There is mission with a view from the cruciform center:  The Cross 

When I think about these various dimension of mission, my heart beats faster.


3 Responses to Bonhoeffer and Mission

  1. arlenerauen says:

    It must also make God happy because I hear an “opening the flood gates of heaven” from God in His willing-ness to bless what we put to action

  2. Great summary of mission through the lens and life of Bonhoeffer’s theology.

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