Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

The Important Tasks of the Missional Church

What would you say are the most important tasks of the missional church? I’d like to give you some of my thoughts, as well as some thoughts from Stanley Grenz and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen.  The most significant contribution that the missional … Continue reading

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The Historical Four Marks of the Church: One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church

180px-Nicaea_icon Originally uploaded by fdpatterson So how do you understand the meaning and relevance of the historical four marks of the church? I put my hat in with Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen as he recognizes that the four marks are both a … Continue reading

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What Evangelicals Can Learn From Latin American Liberationist Ecclesiologies

As Western Evangelicals, we have much to learn from Liberationist Ecclesiologies. I will hit on two primary contributions. First they help us see the beauty of grassroots movements, by focusing on being the church “from below”. The synod of 1971 … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Books I Read in 2010

I’m getting close now to finishing my top 10 lists for 2010, or this this case top 11, since I have a tie for the 8th spot.  I know I’m a bit late, but I still want to complete them.  … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Ecclesiology Part III

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. The first post dealt with Ecclesiological Traditions, and … 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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An Introduction to Ecclesiology Part I

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. In part one I will summarize the first … Continue reading

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