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David Bosch and Lesslie Newbigin on suffering in Paul

A good understanding of suffering in Paul requires us to seek wisdom not only from biblical scholars but also from missiologists and practitioners. Here I will first cite a passage from 2 Corinthians, and then list two excerpts from David Bosch’s… 284 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


For Such A Time As This: Reformed Campus Ministry and the Politics of Higher Education

“‘The truth is, the market for Greek philosophers has been very tight for 2,000 years.’ Rubio, speaking to abut 200 people in Urbandale on Wednesday, was making the point that more opportunities for vocation-oriented higher education.” 1,022 more words

A Community that Does Not Live for Itself

On Ascension Day this year, a fire broke out two buildings away from The Upper Room’s worship space. We were untouched, though the building that caught fire was completely destroyed. 865 more words


Newbigin on Mission

In his book The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, Lesslie Newbigin notes that the advent of complete salvation in Christ precipitates a crisis for the world. 217 more words


mission begins with a kind of explosion of joy

“There has been a long tradition which sees the mission of the Church primarily as obedience to a command. It has been customary to speak of ‘the missionary mandate.’ This way of putting the matter is certainly not without justification, and yet it seems to me that it misses the point. 112 more words