Mission in the Beginning

I recently started a short video series talking about the mission of God. Here is part two of the series. In this video, I discuss the when of mission – i.e., when did it begin?

Take a moment & check out the brief video. Continue reading

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Prophetic Dialogue

prophetic-dialogueToday I finished a book on mission entitled, Prophetic Dialogue: Reflections on Christian Mission Today. The work is offered by two Catholic missiologists, Stephen Bevans and Roger Schroeder.

I will go ahead and say this up front: This has been one of the best books on mission that I have ever read. It is spot on in considering many of the missional practices needed in our world today.

It’s thesis?

That mission should be walked out as prophetic dialogue. If mission is to be properly effective, it must embrace both sides of the mission coin, being both prophetic and dialogical. Continue reading

Understanding the “How” of Worldviews

transforming worldviewsAs part of my studies at Fuller, I’m currently reading Paul Hiebert’s Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People Change. Because this doctoral degree is essentially focused in intercultural, mission and leadership studies, our professors want us giving some of our time to the field of anthropology, or the study of peoples.

This work has been excellent thus far. Not because it simply lays out bullet-point beliefs of other peoples or religions. Rather, Hiebert’s work emphasizes the point of how people have come to hold the worldview they hold. Continue reading