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Reformed Missional Thinking

Yesterday I posted on Newbigin’s understanding of missional leadership.  That post showed that the Reformation doctrine of the priesthood of all believers is crucial for the church to fulfill its missional calling.  Today I’ve been reading some posts by Reformed theologian Michael Horton (HT: Mike Wittmer) that speak to the same issue: Read more…

Newbigin on Missional Leadership

October 5, 2009 1 comment

Lesslie Newbigin’s The Gospel in a Pluralist Society outlines his understanding of the role of the church in culture, namely, to be a sign, foretaste, and instrument for the kingdom of God.  But what about church leadership?  What is the role of a church leader in a missional community? Read more…

Why I Love the Missional Church

October 4, 2009 3 comments

“Missional” is the latest buzzword in evangelical circles.  Some want to be missional.  Some claim to be missional.  Others simply don’t understand what missional means.  Wherever you find yourself, you absolutely must read this: Read more…

Gary Chapman is Missional

August 1, 2009 1 comment

I spent the last seven days with my family at Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference.  It was an amazing week.  One of the things that my wife and I enjoyed was learning from Gary Chapman, author of many books, including The Five Love Languages.  I learned a lot from Dr. Chapman, but throughout the week I learned something I didn’t expect: Gary Chapman is missional. Read more…

Are Campus Ministries “Church”? Yes and No

Yesterday I posted Russell Moore’s thought provoking blog, “Jesus Didn’t Die for a Campus Ministry: The Spiritual Danger of Unchurched Spirituality.”  Today I want to offer my own conclusion that Moore is on to something, but he also makes the fatal flaw of American ecclesiology. Read more…

Are Campus Ministries “Church”?

Russell Moore, Dean of the School of Theology Southern Theological Seminary (and Mike Wittmer‘s man-crush) posted a blog titled “Jesus Didn’t Die for a Campus Ministry: The Spiritual Danger of Unchurched Spirituality” (full-text provided below).  I think it is an interesting post that has a lot to say about the church (ecclesiology) and spiritual formation.  I’d love some of you to take a look and let me know what you think.  I’ll post some of my thoughts on Tuesday. Read more…

Post-Christian and the Missional Church

One of the foundational beliefs of missional church proponents is that we now live in a post-Christian world.  What does this mean and what are the implications?  David Fitch has provided some great thoughts in a recent post (I’ve provided the full text here). Read more…

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