Our theology impacts the way we do mission; whether we think in those terms or not.
Marine flatworms are hermaphrodites, equipped with male and female organs, which saves a lot of muss and fuss and plenty of money wasted on romantic dinners.
Christianity is a revealed religion. We are simply not free to go around making up our own images and ideas about God, just because we find them helpful.
This may just be the most profound passage in the Bible on the subject of mission.
The great news is God is building his church and when we follow him in mission we are already guaranteed to be on the winning side. It may be uncomfortable at times (and at others it’s wonderful) but the end result is promised.
It is important to remember that Trinity is who God is. It’s not some sort of strange add on that makes a simple God more complex and keeps theologians in business.
I can’t speak for other religions, but if your God was not born into a human family and laid in a feeding trough, then you don’t worship the God that Christians worship.
I am rather concerned that mission practitioners and missiologists are developing theories and strategies which are built on rather shaky theological foundations.
Well I think these are funny – but I have a strange sense of humour.
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