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'I am neither an optimist or a pessimist' - the hope of Easter

“Mission begins with a kind of explosion of joy. The news that the rejected and crucified Jesus is alive is something that cannot possibly be suppressed. 140 more words

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Lesslie Newbigin on "Predestination" in Romans 8

In “Bible Study on Romans 8” (1976), in his discussion of verses 29-30, Lesslie Newbigin writes (bold mine):

The doctrine of predestination has been misrepresented and misunderstood in such a way as to make it abhorrent to many Christians.

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The death of Jesus as victory

“Christ died and rose again for this very purpose—to be Lord both of the living and of the dead.”

—Romans 14:9 NLT (cf. Rom 1:4, Matt 28:18, Acts 17:31, Rev 1:18)

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History and the Mission of God

Around the turn of the New Year Lesslie Newbigin’s name came up a lot on this blog and even more so in my reflections. The first time I heard of him came from a staple name on this site, N.T. 3,395 more words


Lesslie Newbigin on the gospel vs free market; and the Church's responsibility

“I think we have used the word “gospel” without giving as much attention as we need to the question of what exactly we mean by that word.

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The Logic of Election

Lesslie Newbigin, preminent missiologist of the 20th century, provides some profound insights on the perennial hot topic of election: 329 more words

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