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"Answering Lesslie Newbigin," Dr Tim Keller's 2017 Kuyper Lecture

“I’m here to tell you that on the basis of my almost 30 years of experience in New York, Lesslie Newbigin is basically right. I think we need to answer Lesslie Newbigin, “Yes, it is possible, I think, to have a missionary encounter”, and it is largely, I think, along the lines that he sketches.”

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Towards Missional Effectiveness: Analogizing and Applying Missional Effectiveness – Part 7 of 7

By Ed Stetzer

Yo-Yos, newer churches, and established churches

Missional effectiveness begins with a biblical understanding of the message and movement of the missio Dei… 1,016 more words


Towards Missional Effectiveness: An Introduction – Part 1 of 7

  By Ed Stetzer

What is mission? What is missions? What is missional?

Like most people, I want what I buy to work and be effective at what it was created to do. 934 more words


'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

Theology & Church

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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