Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

Lesslie Newbigin on Imperialism, the Gospel and Human Unity

The Statue of Jesus Christ on the Cross in 798 Art Zone Beijing Originally uploaded by rickihuang “The Christian gospel has sometimes been made the tool of an imperialism, and of that we have to repent. But at its heart … 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 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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A Missional View of the Doctrine of Election – The Series

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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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A Missional View of the Doctrine of Election – Part VII

How a Robust View of Election Leads to a Holistic Gospel and Meaningful Missional Engagement Part I is the introduction to this series. In Part II, I look at missional modes of theological reflection. In Part III, I look at … Continue reading

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A Missional View of the Doctrine of Election – Part V

How a Robust View of Election Leads to a Holistic Gospel and Meaningful Missional Engagement Part I is the introduction to this series. In Part II, I look at missional modes of theological reflection. In Part III, I look at … Continue reading

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A Missional View of the Doctrine of Election – Part I

How a Robust View of Election Leads to a Holistic Gospel and Meaningful Missional Engagement Introduction Does the doctrine of election have missional significance? Over the last century there has been much thinking and writing on how to re-link missiology … Continue reading

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Ways Lesslie Newbigin Helped to Cultivate a More Robust Missional Ecclesiology

Lesslie Newbigin has made significant contributions to ecclesiology.  First, along with with Bosch, he helped recover the missionary nature of the church by reminding us that mission is not primarily a task given the church, but the church in her … Continue reading

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God Calls Us to Advocate for Social Change by “Appealing to Caesar” – Part VIII

A guest post by Ben Dudley If you haven’t read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI or Part VII yet, check those out first. Conclusion As I set out to support the thesis that … Continue reading

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