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Day 79: Books

Having written many thousands of words and read one or two recently, here are a few books which I have found helpful and/or fascinating (by the way I’ve just uploaded my current dissertation biography to the ‘books’ page on the blog). 457 more words

Why Is There A Need for A "Missionary Church"?

In my own contexts I’ve grown weary of “church as usual”–the notion of coming to church to be entertained by some good (or passable) music, to be inspired by some good (or passable) preaching, to be educated by some good (or passable) Christian education, and to find companionship with others. 228 more words

Missional

Exploring the Role of a Canon-Within-the-Canon in Biblical Interpretation, part 5

History, Praxis and Paradigm Shifts
Dunn comments ‘that all Christians have operated with a canon within the canon’.[1] This idea is not controversial today in the light paradigm theory (see below) and it is to be expected that if the Bible is a means of grace it will function within the context of the Church’s diverse needs through the ages. 532 more words

Interpretation

Will The Real Christianity Please Stand Up

Two people in two separate situations this week asked me what a Christian believes (I know two is hardly revival but still)!

Both were coming from different places in this regard, both had an axe to grind regarding institutional Christianity, something which, to their great shock and confusion, I agreed with (by-and-large). 776 more words

Church

Am Kreuzweg

Henrik Ibsen: Peer Gynt, Residenztheater München (Regie: David Bösch)

Von Sascha Krieger

Eigentlich ist dieser Peer Gynt ja ein ganz Netter. Klar, er lässt reihenweise Frauen und auch schon mal das eigene Kind sitzen und die Mutter sowieso. 838 more words

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announce

Starting off a new season of blog posts as a Lenten practice with friends is a big undertaking. One post a day. 47 days. Cue the proverbial gasp. 642 more words

Mission

Jesus Christ, Lord of you, me, us and we

I’m slowly working my way through David Bosch’s seminal book entitled Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission. Every chapter has challenged something — some theological or biblical position I’ve held over the years. 669 more words

Church