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Eight Trends That Will Shape the Future of Global Missions

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I want to alert you to an excellent article on the Leadership Network Advance website. It’s called “Eight Trends That Will Shape the Future of Global Missions.”  The author, Eric Swanson, is one of the leaders of the Network. He […]

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Rereading a Classic: Christian Mission in the Modern World by John Stott, Part 3

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Today I finish sharing some quotations from John Stott’s classic book Christian Mission in the Modern World. Toward the end of his chapter on mission, Stott focuses on the question of vocation or calling. I begin with vocation, by which […]

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Missional and Formational?

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On Wednesday of this week I’ll be offering a workshop at the Renovaré conference in San Antonio. The theme of this conference is: The Jesus Way: Recovering the Lost Content of Discipleship. Conference headliners include Eugene Peterson, Max Lucado, Emilie […]

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P.S. – Is the Missional Church Just a Fad?

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Part 17 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series As I was working my way through this series, I received a question from Matthew in one of the […]

Practical Questions and Answers About the Missional Church

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Part 16 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series 1. “I could get pretty excited about being a part of God’s mission in the world. But, frankly, I’m […]

Sent as a Community of the Good News, Part 2

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Part 15 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I began talking about how we are sent as a community of the good news […]

Sent as a Community of the Good News, Part 1

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Part 14 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series When Jesus sent His first disciples into the world, He sent them as a community, not as a bunch […]

Sent to Enact the Good News, Part 3

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Part 13 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Until a few months ago, most people were unfamiliar with William Wilberforce. The recent movie Amazing Grace has changed […]

Sent to Enact the Good News, Part 2

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Part 12 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Yesterday I began to explain how we can enact the good news of Jesus even as we speak of […]

Sent to Enact the Good News, Part 1

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Part 11 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Like Jesus, we have been sent to enact the good news. Not only are we to proclaim what Christ […]

Sent to Proclaim the Good News, Part 4

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Part 10 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I mentioned that my college friend Lance, who was so free in talking about his […]

Sent to Proclaim the Good News, Part 3

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Part 9 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last two posts I’ve been explaining how we who believe in Jesus have been sent by Him […]

Sent to Proclaim the Good News

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Part 7 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Like Jesus, we have been sent to proclaim the good news. In addition to telling His disciples to wait […]

Sent by Jesus to Continue His Mission in the Power of the Spirit

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Part 5 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last two posts I summarized the mission of Jesus. In a nutshell: 1. Jesus was sent by […]

The Mission of Jesus

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Part 3 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series If you were to ask the average Christian, “What was the mission of Jesus?” you’d no doubt hear that […]

Mission Impossible and the Mission of God in the Old Testament

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Part 1 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Note: I began this series a couple of months ago, but became distracted by other issues. The content is […]

Sent to Proclaim the Good News, Part 3

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Part 9 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last two posts I’ve been explaining how we who believe in Jesus have been sent by Him […]

Sent to Proclaim the Good News, Part 2

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Part 8 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post in this series, I began to explain how Jesus has sent His followers into the […]

Sent to Proclaim the Good News, Part 1

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Part 7 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Like Jesus, we have been sent to proclaim the good news. In addition to telling His disciples to wait […]

Sent in the Power of the Spirit

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Part 6 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I showed that Jesus sent His followers into the world to replicate His own mission […]

Sent by Jesus to Continue His Mission

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Part 5 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last two posts I summarized the mission of Jesus. In a nutshell: 1. Jesus was sent by […]

The Mission of Jesus, Part 2

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Part 4 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Yesterday I began to summarize the mission of Jesus in light of the mission of God in the Old […]

The Mission of Jesus, Part 1

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Part 3 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series If you were to ask the average Christian, “What was the mission of Jesus?” you’d no doubt hear that […]

The Mission of God in the Old Testament

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Part 2 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series God created human beings so that we might have fellowship with Him and serve as faithful managers of His […]

Mission Impossible?

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Part 1 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my early teenage years, nothing captured my imagination like the television classic, Mission: Impossible. Intricate plots, dire situations, […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with ...

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