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Reason is not Neutral

There is a common belief that Reason is an independent and neutral source of knowledge. It has truths or information which it provides to an individual. 546 more words

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Newbigin on the Open Secret of Gospel Stewardship

One of the most common metaphors used in the New Testament to describe the relation of the church to the gospel is that of stewardship. The church, and especially those called to any kind of leadership in the church, are servants entrusted with that which is not their property but is the property of their Lord.

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Lesslie Newbigin (Part 2)

I’m taking a couple of days to pull out some quotes from an article on Lesslie Newbigin by Tim Suttle. Newbigin comes up a lot here because, well, the whole missional theology movement owes a lot to his application of mission to the life of the church and his understanding of mission as being at the very heart of God. 314 more words

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Lesslie Newbigin (Part 1)

I just want to take a couple of days to pull out some quotes from an article on Lesslie Newbigin by Tim Suttle. Newbigin comes up a lot here because, well, the whole missional theology movement owes a lot to his application of mission to the life of the church and his understanding of mission as being at the very heart of God. 265 more words

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How Odd of God--

My book, How Odd of God, is my attempt to show the relevance of Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Election for today’s preachers. Here is an excerpt from that book that gives you an indication of the encouragement and critique I hope to give contemporary preachers: 878 more words

Blog Posts

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

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