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An Emerging Ecumenical Paradigm for Mission

Ten factors which are being worked through by five different traditions: a picture of the emerging mission paradigm today.

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The Imperative of Cooperation

There are lots of good, practical reasons why mission agencies might want to think about cooperating with each other. However, John’s Gospel gives us an imperative for cooperation which is much more telling than any mere gains in efficiency or financial savings.

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Historical Paradigms of Mission

Three paradigms; a few factors and thirty odd pages. The history of the world mission movement briefly (and brilliantly) summed up by Mike Goheen. With notes by me.

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Posts I Wish I had Written

Yesterday, two friends posted things on their blogs that I wish I had written. There doesn’t seem much sense in attempting to write something new today, when I can point you to a couple of great things that other people have done. Missiologist extraodinaire Paul Davies has just kicked off a blog series which looks as though it will be very interesting: In the past “mission” has been thought of as only “over there”. You must cross saltwater or at least national borders to be involved in mission. In recent…

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Elements of a Church Mission Policy

the church in the UK is in a period of extended decline. There are fewer and fewer people attending church and what growth there is tends to happen in African and Asian churches in our large cities. At the same time, the church in Africa, Asia and Latin America is growing faster than ever before. Meanwhile, we believe we should be sending missionaries around the world to teach other Christians. Do you see a problem here?

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Jesus Did Not Write a Book

Jesus does not write a book to transmit the good news to succeeding generations. Instead, he chooses, prepares and commissions a community to make the goal of universal history known.

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Scripture as a Narrative Record of God’s Mission

The Bible has a metanarrative: God’s long historical journey to liberate his world from the destructive power of sin. Gods purpose is restorative and comprehensive, and it involves a battle against the corruption and idolatry that befouls his creation.

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Introducing Christian Mission Today: Introduction

Seven world trends, four definitions of mission and eight issues of concern in missiology: the Introcution to Mike Goheen’s book

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Books I Have Read: An Invitation to World Missions

Invitation to World Missions (Invitation to Theological Studies) is not cheap and even the Kindle edition will set you back a couple of limbs. However, anyone who considers themselves a missiologist or student of mission will need to interact with it at some point. If you can’t afford your own copy, start badgering your librarian today!

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The Incarnation, Listening, Language Learning & Theology

Jesus spent thirty years growing up and living in the culture of His birth before He began to teach and proclaim the kingdom of God. Even though Jesus was the Son of God, there was no replacement for growing up in the culture and becoming a cultural insider.

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