Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

John Howard Yoder on What it Means to be Missional

Cross

the cross Originally uploaded by noe_carrillo “The political novelty that God brings into the world is a community of those who serve instead of ruling, who suffer instead of inflicting suffering, whose fellowship crosses social lines instead of reinforcing them. … 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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Launching Missional Communities by Mike Breen and Alex Absalom – A Review (Part I of 2)

I was honored to have received this book from Mike Breen and 3dm ministries for review, because I appreciate their ministry.  In Part I of my review, I will give an overview of the book.  And in the second part … 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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The State of the Church in Our Contemporary World

Cologne Panorama (360 degrees!) Originally uploaded by Ben Heine In this brief essay, I will seek to share my view of the state of the church in our contemporary world. I will look at some of the most important developments … Continue reading

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Missional Communities: 7 Frequently Asked Questions – Question 1

In the lead up to this years exponential conference for church planters in Orlando, where Verge and Exponential combine forces, they have asked some of us who are speaking to answer seven questions in regard to missional communities. The first … Continue reading

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A Missional Ecclesiology [In Brief] – Part I

In an attempt to describe a missional ecclesiology in brief, I am reminded of one of the most influential theologians of the last century, Karl Barth.  He reintroduced the classic doctrine of missio Dei, this idea in scripture where you … Continue reading

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A Missional Church Assessment

Candlelight Originally uploaded by Mukumbura This week I have been working on another missional church assessment with a congregation in the LA area. Just like it is healthy for individuals to visit a doctor for an annual check up, it … Continue reading

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Untamed – A Chapter in a Page (Ch. 1)

This is a continuation of my series on Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship by Alan and Deb. Take a moment to read the introduction to the series. I will summarize a chapter in a page and then give … Continue reading

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