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P.S. Isn’t This Missional and Formational Stuff Just a Bunch of Lingo?

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Part 12 of series: Missional and Formational? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In this series on missional and formational I have been using some Christian lingo. It’s insider talk. If you went out “Jaywalking,” as Jay […]

Missional and Formational: Interim Summary

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Part 11 of series: Missional and Formational? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series So far, I’ve looked at the biblical connections between the missional and formational dimensions of the Christian life. After some initial definitions, I’ve examined […]

Missional and Formational in John 17 and 20

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Part 10 of series: Missional and Formational? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last two posts, I showed how missional and formational aspects of discipleship are intertwined in John 15. When we remain in the […]

Missional and Formational in John 15, Part 2

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Part 9 of series: Missional and Formational? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Yesterday I began to offer some thoughts on the intersection of missional and formational in John 15. Here, Jesus says that he is the […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Conclusions
In this series on the death of Jesus, I have presented four different perspectives on why Jesus had to die: Roman, Jewish, Jesus’, and Early Christian. I believe that each of these points of view has merit, and that we cannot fully understand the necessity of Jesus’ death without taking them all

posted 2:47:39am Apr. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever,

posted 2:05:51am Apr. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

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 the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

posted 2:30:03am Apr. 07, 2011 | read full post »


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