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Mark D. Roberts
Missional and Formational Archives

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

Part 8 of series: Missional and Formational? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Today, I want to examine a text in the Gospel of John that is profoundly missional and formational. It shows that you can’t have …Read More

Part 7 of series: Missional and Formational? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I showed that formational and missional realities were both present in Jesus’ own ministry, as he took time away from …Read More

Part 6 of series: Missional and Formational? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series If you read through the Gospels looking for connections between formational and missional, you’ll discover plenty of them. In today’s post I’ll cite and …Read More

Part 5 of series: Missional and Formational? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Today I’m returning to the series I began last week: Missional and Formational? So far I’ve looked briefly at some connections between missional and …Read More

Part 4 of series: Missional and Formational? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I mentioned that Jesus, as a carpenter, would have had to operate his business with integrity if he were to …Read More

Part 3 of series: Missional and Formational? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series It’s always risky to try and speak of the forces that formed Jesus and his ministry. Partly we face the problem of his uniqueness …Read More