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Domestic Missiology (part 3)

posted by Robert Gelinas

It’s hard to know where to begin when it comes to describing the culture in which we are immersed.  We are as much Modern as we are Post-modern.  Modernity has taken root as it pertains to urbanization, economics, individualism and science.  Post-modern in that we hunger for relationships while simultaneously making less long term commitments.  The American Dream has allowed us to enjoy unprecedented affluence, causing us to be loved and despised around the world. 

The LIE is alive as many are living lives that are…

Lost

Isolated

Empty

Then there is that original American invention known as “race.”  The church is spending a lot of time trying to answer the question, “What does it mean to be Post-Modern?”  When we have not even addressed what it means to be “Post-Movement.”  Civil rights that is.

The

church

of

Christ

faces many challenges in

America

, we are losing ground…but our Lord said that the gates of hell will not prevail.  That assumes that we have discerned how to reach the culture in which we have been placed. 

The average follower of Christ needs a Domestic Missiology.



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Sallys-Journey

posted February 3, 2006 at 9:23 am


I agree with you about the need to understand our culture, and then to speak/ live the gospel according to that understanding, we also need to understand the culture that writers like Paul were speaking into before trying to blindly apply Biblical prescedents to our world today… great discernmant is needed as we inch our way into the 21st Century… I believe that God is at work in and through the cultures of the world in this and every time period, post-modern, modern ,renaissacnce, medieaval…..
lets move on to an understanding of a domestic missiology where ever we might be (I am English)… but lets not loose our orthodoxy or authenticity in the process, a true tightrope walk!



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Constantine

posted February 5, 2006 at 9:51 am


Your commentary sounds quite a bit like the theologian Tillich here. Does his thought resonate with you?



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jazztheologian

posted February 6, 2006 at 9:26 am


Big C,
I am familiar with Tillich by name and his thoughts only so far as MLK interacted with them. If you would, tell me more about what he thought and who in connects with my commentary.



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Domestic Missiology (part 1)

posted by Robert Gelinas

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Domestic—Indigenous to a particular country

Missiology—The study and practice of Christian mission

American Christians need a Domestic Missiology!



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