The end of the semester is followed by the holidays so I just saw this post (HT: Aquila Report) discussing the declining fortunes of McDonalds restaurantsamong Millennials and comparing them to the church. The author notes “More people are wanting a customized, . . . Continue reading →
In the process of revising and re-posting this series from 2007, I realized that I never finished it. In the first two parts we considered what it means for a church to be authentic and to be strategic about fulfilling the mission . . . Continue reading →
Colin raised this question a while back on Unashamed Workman. He asked for comments and, as Mike had just touched on this during the WSC Missional and Reformed Conference, I piped up: Hi Colin, This business of “living the gospel” is one . . . Continue reading →
Wes Bredenhof has a provocative post regarding the influence of Harry Boer (a theologian in the CRC who attacked aspects of the doctrine of predestination as unbiblical) on some contemporary ideas of “mission.” He writes, “In Boer’s view, mission is not so . . . Continue reading →
Re-published from February 17, 2008. Colin raised this question a while back on Unashamed Workman. He asked for comments and, as Mike had just touched on this during the WSC “Missional and Reformed” Conference, I piped up:
What’s weird is that it’s often intentional.
Our annual January faculty conference focused on the relations between Reformed theology, piety, and practice and the emerging/emergent missional movement(s). Bob Godfrey’s talk, “Friends or Foes: The Mission and the Confession of the Church,” is printed in the May 2008 issue of . . . Continue reading →
It depends upon who is doing the defining. Todd Billings has a helpful essay on this very question that echoes some of the same themes I tried to raise during our Missional and Reformed conference.
There were a lot of questions we didn’t have time to answer at the Missional and Reformed conference. I don’t know if I am able to answer them all but here’s another: “Does the individual Christian witness in the world participate in . . . Continue reading →
As I argued at the WSC faculty conference “Missional and Reformed” the Reformed Churches have a sense of “mission.” We haven’t always been faithful to it and the Reformed understanding of the church’s mission is not that of the “missional” movement, especially . . . Continue reading →
The lectures from the Missional and Reformed Conference are now available for download as mp3s for the paltry sum of $14.00 or $2.00 ea.