Reading OT prophecy, misunderstanding the mission movement, two ways to look at consumerism and some thoughts about change.
Messianic and missional reading of the Old Testament - that's what Jesus instructed his disciples to do. We have been fairly good at the first, but pretty lamentable at the second.
The Old Testament is, in fact, a good news story, even if the good news has not arrived yet.
Without the biblical worldview, constituted by the biblical story, our understanding and presentation of the Gospel will be deficient.
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Yes we have to obey Christ's command at the end of Matthew's Gospel, just as we have to obey all his commands. But the Bible's story of mission doesn't start and end there - and nor should ours.
Over the next few weeks, I'm going to post four or five short pieces that explore the different ways that approaches to Christian mission can be categorised. I'm sure that this isn't new, but it's the first time I've done it. These are not academic posts, so don't expect lots of footnotes and references. This article … Continue reading Biblical Basis: Taxonomy of Mission 1
http://vimeo.com/59807935 This is an excellent video from Hillsong; well worth a few minutes of your time. (If you came to this via an email and the video doesn't show up, you can find it here.)
Last month I attended the Missional Reading of Scripture Conference at Calvin Seminary in the US. It was an excellent experience and I would encourage anyone interested in mission or the Bible or both to download the talks from the Calvin Website. I would particularly highlight the four plenary sessions. The four men giving these … Continue reading A Missional Reading of Scripture
I've just spent a fascinating two days at Calvin Seminary at a conference on a missional reading of Scripture. I'll probably have a little more to say in later blog posts and I will certainly be linking to the talks when they go online. However, for the moment, Chris Wright summarised his talk on a … Continue reading Questions for an Old Testament Text