Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

What People are Saying about “Creating a Missional Culture” – Part I

I’m working on my final edits of Creating a Missional Culture: Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World, which are due today.  For some exciting reasons, InterVarsity Press has moved up the release date to August 20th, 2012 … Continue reading

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Interview with Mark Sayers, Author of The Road Trip that Changed the World – Part 5

Here is the final part of my interview with Mark Sayers and his book The Road Trip the Changed the World.  I trust you will enjoy these final questions. JR: What do you expect will be the biggest critique of … Continue reading

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Interview with Mark Sayers, Author of The Road Trip that Changed the World – Part 4

I trust you have been enjoying this series of posts where we’ve been interviewing Mark Sayers about his recently released book, The Road Trip that Change the World.  Love that title.  I would share the sub-title with you, but it … Continue reading

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Interview with Mark Sayers, Author of The Road Trip that Changed the World – Part 3

I’m continuing my interview with Mark Sayers on his book The Road Trip that Changed the World.  It’s a book worth checking out. JR:  You put a strong emphasis on our hunger for transcendence, is there any danger of overemphasizing … Continue reading

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Interview with Mark Sayers, Author of The Road Trip that Changed the World – Part 1

My friend Mark Sayer’s book The Road Trip that Changed the World: The Unlikely Theory that will Change How you View Culture, the Church, and, Most Important, Yourself was just released recently, so I thought it would be great to … Continue reading

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The Congregation as a Hermeneutic of the Gospel

I always love re-reading Lesslie Newbigin’s The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, for it is a rich understanding of mission in today’s world, he helps us understand how to engage with religions, cultures and important issues with a sense of … Continue reading

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The Road Trip that Changed the World

Recently I finished reading Mark Sayers upcoming book entitled The Road Trip that Changed the World: The Unlikely Theory that will Change How You View Culture, the Church, and, Most Important, Yourself.  I was glad to see a title that … Continue reading

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Creating a Missional Culture – A Synopsis

You can now pre-order  – Creating a Missional Culture: Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World (both Amazon and B&N have it for a great discount). The new scheduled release date is August 20th.  It will be part … Continue reading

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Theology at the Theater: Watching Film as a Communal Spiritual Discipline – Part 4

The Sundance Film Festival is just around the corner.  I’m excited to watch over a dozen movies next week.  In light of that, I have been doing this series on Theology at the Theater. If you need to catch up … Continue reading

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What Does a Population of 7 Billion Mean for Church Planters?

October 31st, 2011 was the date chosen to indicate that our population on planet earth is now 7 billion people. This short video by National Geographic is instructive.  There are a couple of things that stood out to me watching … Continue reading

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