All posts from “Missional”

One Faith, One Baptism, One ... Craft Brew?

November 4, 2013 10:03 AM

Martin Luther famously said “I’d rather my people were in the alehouse thinking of church, than in church thinking of the alehouse.” NPR’s John Burnett shares the story of a couple modern intersections of beer and church. "I'm not...

Review: Missio Alliance Gathering 2013

May 23, 2013 10:34 AM

We gathered in the sanctuary of one of the oldest African American churches in the United States to talk theology. We dug into the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, humanity, Gospel, discipleship, mission, and more. We talked about theology....

A Christianity Too Difficult

May 6, 2013 9:50 AM

It started with this tweet by Dr. Anthony Bradley: “Being a ‘radical,’ ‘missional’ Christian is slowly becoming the ‘new legalism.’ We need more ordinary God and people lovers (Matt 22:36-40).” Needless to say, he had my attention. As I...

McKnight: Why Don't We Care About Global Missions

June 9, 2011 12:00 AM

If you are an Urbanite then you know that last October church leaders gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, for the Third Lausanne Congress on Global Evangelization. It was the largest, most diverse gathering of Christian leaders in history. Our...

The Post-American Church (Part Dos)

June 1, 2011 12:00 AM

Read Part One of Skye Jethani's article, "The Post-American Church." OBSERVATION TWO: The American Church still has a vital role to play as the global church rises. In 2008, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria wrote the best-selling book The Post-American World from...

Book Review: "Clouds of Witnesses"

May 25, 2011 12:00 AM

I’m seated at the front of a university lecture hall with representatives of five other religious traditions. Listening intently to the brief descriptions of our faiths are seventy undergraduate and graduate students, many hailing from other countries. Two weeks later...

The Post-American Church (Part Uno)

May 24, 2011 12:00 AM

A week ago I returned from a trip to Spain where I was speaking with a team of missionaries working in different regions of the country. Yes, I was suffering for the Lord on a Mediterranean beach. Apart from the...

Skye Jethani: Redefining Radical (Part 2)

April 14, 2011 12:00 AM

Read Part 1 of “Redefining Radical.” Consider who is celebrated in most churches. Typically it is the person who is engaged in “full time Christian work”--the pastor or missionary, or people who pursue social causes that result in a big...

Skye Jethani: Redefining Radical (Part 1)

April 11, 2011 12:00 AM

“How radical do I have to be?” the suburban mom asked. She had recently read a number of Christian books decrying the self-centered nature of much of the American church. The authors had apparently had enough of the consumer orientation...

Ur Video: Alan Hirsch on Mission & Incarnation

January 20, 2011 12:00 AM

Still confused about what "missional" means? In this video Alan Hirsch helps define the term and what it means for how we operate in the world....

On Holy Ground at St. Arbucks

January 5, 2011 12:00 AM

**UPDATE...This just in...Starbucks unveils a new logo to coincide with its 40th anniversary. Check it out. -Url** Like many pastors I know, I have a love/hate relationship with Starbucks. For seven years now, as I have labored to plant, grow,...


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