Pre-Christians, “Christians” & Post-Christians

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All mission is not the same.  If we have learned anything about missiology over the last few decades, it's that the culture creates the context for mission.  Different cultures= different missions. Let's look at three different types of "mission spaces" in Western Culture. Pre-Christians & Mission Yes, pre-Christian was a term used in the early 00's (largely by … [Read more...]

Where the Missional Church Misses It

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It has been years since I talked with a Pastor who didn’t describe themselves as missional. It has been a long time since I have been on a church website that didn't include the word missional somewhere in their value statements. Missional churches.  Missional conferences.  Missional books.  Missional leaders. Missional.  Missional.  Missional. Us late modern church … [Read more...]

Does Hell Exist? Does it Really Matter?

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I am not sure how much you have been paying attention- but hell, apparently, has been assigned to the cosmic dustbin. Self-respecting people who think for themselves and who read books and blogs and the Huffington Post have regarded the eternal flames as little more than a particularly nasty attempt by fundamentalists to keep their thoughtful young people within the fold. … [Read more...]