[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arxfLK_sd68&w=425&h=344] This is a wonderfully clear explanation of the basic difference between traditional church and missional church..
Just finished reading Jonathan Leeman’s article called “Is the God of the Missional Gospel Too Small?” his answer is yes, the missional movement as well as evangelism and missions are the door to liberalism. He does what a lot of conservative folks do, he mistakes the part for the whole. And pet ideas or ways of expressing theology that if… Read more →
“One of my frustrations in church world has always been that leaders seem to always be seeking a plan rather than a person.” – Perry Noble from his blog post “Seeing HIM Makes It Clearer!!!” Perry goes on to say, “We want to know ‘how’ to make things grow! We come up with cool series titles. We brainstorm how to… Read more →
I just was twittering back and forth with a fellow who quoted a fellow who said, “The Church has been over mothered and under fathered.” Well, I did not know what that meant so I asked. He replied, “He was talking about the sometimes lack of masculine influence in worship.” Well, I did not understand that so I asked what… Read more →
I am reading Tangible Kingdom by Halter and Smay and was struck by this section. I thought I would share it with you: Here are some common responses we hear about the incarnational way. It takes the pressure off. My job is to provide a place of belonging, not push the Bible on people. I can trust God to do… Read more →
“Evangelism exists because missional living does not.” (via @GradyBauer) and “Jesus was the ultimate missionary. Left Heaven for Earth. To not be missional & leave comfort is to be unlike God. Ungodly” @lecrae (see here) These two tweets dominated the ‘missional twitterverse’ over the last two days. I would like to add these two good things: Check out the Re-Cap… Read more →
I am reading a book called The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community The Posture and Prcatices of Ancient Church Now. (Website here)In the eighth chapter, they are short chapters, the authors contrast some life situations with the way many folks do church today. He says: “Do you ever wonder why a battered wife stays with her husband? Why people continue… Read more →