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Newbigin-ing at the Beginning (Super Serial Post #3)


It has been a while, hasn’t it?

Between my week on retreat and spring break, I’ve been away from the blog-realm for two whole weeks… 1,198 more words

Short Reads

"Teachings of Jesus" vs. "Teachings About Jesus"

As Christians, should we prioritize Jesus’ teachings, or teachings about Jesus himself?  Some Christians (and some Unitarians who consider themselves followers of Jesus) suggest emphasizing the former: 411 more words


Some Hopefully Not-Crazy Musings on Calvinism & Predestination

The Christian family is large and diverse. The little corner of that family that I occupy is usually called “Reformed”, meaning they can trace a lot of their distinctive teachings back to John Calvin. 1,301 more words


Mission(al): what's in a name?

When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” 1,134 more words

Tim Keller

“The Church is sent into the world to continue that which he came to do, in the power of the same Spirit, reconciling people to God.”


Misconceptions About the Missional Church

From an interview with Mark Lau Branson:

The term is used to describe sending more missionaries, or restocking the food pantry, or participating in civic activities, or fostering the arts.

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Missio Dei

Missional Church--A Little History

A 1998 book titled Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America was the first work to introduce the concept of a missional church. 111 more words

Missio Dei