Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

Creating a Missional Culture – A Year Later

Creating a Missional Culture Book Cover

It was about a year ago that IVP released Creating a Missional Culture: Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World.  Upon the anniversary of its release, I thought I would give some reflections on what has happened this … Continue reading

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Exploring the New Website – Part 8 (Summary)

Resources

So here is the conclusion to this series as well as an overview of the whole website. When look across the top of the page you will find words that connect you to different resources.  The upper left side of … Continue reading

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The Missional Church in Perspective

Missional Church in Perspective

As one who has just written a book entitled, Creating a Missional Culture, I think it is important for us to understand an overview of the history of what is called the “Missional Church.” And Craig Van Gelder in his … Continue reading

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Theology at the Theater: Watching Film as a Communal Spiritual Discipline – Part 1

Sundance Festival

I’m honored to be able to go to the Sundance Film Festival again this year. In light of that, I thought I would start this series on what it means to watch film as a communal spiritual discipline. Introduction I … Continue reading

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How to Set Up Facebook Timeline

JR's Timeline

[Update] The facebook timeline rolls out worldwide today after many delays.  Once you upgrade, you have seven days to work through your timeline. Here is some help for you in how to set up facebook timeline. Facebook seeks to transform … Continue reading

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A Missional View of the Doctrine of Election – The Series

World of Flags

How a Robust View of Election Leads to a Holistic Gospel and Meaningful Missional Engagement The basic goal of this series of posts is to demonstrate that as we recover a missional view of election, with the help of Lesslie … Continue reading

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Divided by Hell? An Assessment of “Love Wins” by Rob Bell: Heresy, Orthodoxy & Final Judgment (Overview)

Love Wins

As promised, today I will begin posting my assessment of Rob Bell’s book, Love Wins. First I want to give you the outline of where I am going. I will update this page as each part is posted. If it … Continue reading

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Sundance Review – ‘Higher Ground’ Achieves Higher Ground

Vera Higher Ground

Watching Higher Ground hit me hard, because Corinne’s first experience with Christian community was very close to mine.  I could fully identify with her struggles on the road to becoming fully human.  After watching this film, I went up to … Continue reading

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A Missional Ecclesiology [In Brief] – The Series

Hong Kong by JR Woodward

Wide Angle of Hong Kong Originally uploaded by dream awakener Here is the complete series on –  A Missional Ecclesiology [In Brief] Part I: Recovering Missio Dei Mission is not primarily an activity in the church. It is derived from … Continue reading

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The Discipleship Series – Reflections from The Great Omission by Dallas Willard

discipleship

Here are a string of posts about what it means to follow Jesus in today’s world. In this series, I share a brief summary of each of the chapters of Dallas Willard’s – The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings … Continue reading

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