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A Missional Ecclesiology [In Brief] – Part II

Amsterdam 2 Originally uploaded by dream awakener Lesslie Newbigin, my favorite missiologist, tells us that God calls the church to be a sign and foretaste of his coming kingdom and an instrument by which more of the reality of the … Continue reading

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The Congregation as Hermeneutic of the Gospel

community of faith Originally uploaded by the BrOwN EyEd fOx In the 18th chapter of Newbigin’s book The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, he offers six marks of a community of faith that is true to her calling. He says … Continue reading

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Shalom Makers: Development in the Way of Christ – A More Human(e) Way – Part XIII

The New York Times on the New Art of Flickr Originally uploaded by Thomas Hawk You can check out the outline to connect to the previous sections of this essay. We are in the final part of the second section … Continue reading

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Shalom Makers: Development in the Way of Christ – A More Human(e) Way Part III

The New York Times on the New Art of FlickrOriginally uploaded by Thomas Hawk Check out the outline and introduction first. II. Is it More Human(e) to Separate Humanitarian Aid from Faith? Philosophical Reasons for Separation Christopher Hitchens is a … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible Missionally with Tony Stiff – Part II

Reading Scripture in Light of It’s Missional Origin God freely choose to have Himself, His will, and His mission revealed to His people so that they would join him in the missio dei (mission of God). All of Scripture embodies … Continue reading

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Equippers as Environmentalists: Re-Imagining Leadership in Today’s Western Church – Series

imagination Originally uploaded by tervaja Here is the complete series of posts on the topic: Equippers as Environmentalists: Re-imagining Leadership in Today’s Western Church I have put it in outline form. You can basically click on any section that interests … Continue reading

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My Top 20 Reads in 2008

I Love Books Originally uploaded by Weeping-Willow I was able to read a number of books this past year, so as we are ending the year, I thought I would pass on the top 20 books that I read in … Continue reading

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A Primer on Today’s Missional Church

With the buzz about the missional church, and a the desire to acquaint people in the congregations I serve on the topic, I decided to write a primer on today’s missional church. A primer is designed to introduce someone to … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Ecclesiology Part II

Picturesque church of Vernazza Originally uploaded by Bеn I want to take a few posts to do a summary of Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen’s book An Introduction to Ecclesiology: Ecumenical, Historical and Global Perspectives. This post is part two and it will … Continue reading

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