A few good quotes on language, culture and mission from an excellent book
The church is tempted in every age to identify with secular power, with empire, and usually to call that power divine.
This new situation also has consequences for how we think about mission. The most obvious is that mission is no longer a Western monopoly or privilege.
I remain at the centre. I am the almighty consumer, shopping around for what suits me best, with God providing the best option for my religious life.
The Old Testament is, in fact, a good news story, even if the good news has not arrived yet.
We must not assume what God is like and the ask whether Jesus fits the description. We must allow Jesus and his cross to redefine our notions of God.
To confess that Jesus is Lord is to say that Jesus, together with the Father and Spirit, has created all things; he sustains and upholds all things, he rules history and guides it to its goal, he restores and renews all things, and at the end he will judge all things. If we confess only… Read More »