This semester I have been recording videos for the Missional Life class I teach at Visible Music College. In particular, I’ve been doing some videos around the topic of Mission and the Spirit.
When it comes to mission in the west, we usually get caught up in talking about all the ways to be culturally relevant. And I don’t mind that. I look at that angle as well. But empowered mission begins with the work of the Spirit in the people of God.
Below is my latest video on why I believe all of God’s gifts are needed today for us to accomplish God’s mission, including such gifts as prophecy, healings, miracles and tongues.
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?
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Mission is important for the church. Very important! But I believe there is a fresh angle we need to consider when looking at God’s mission.
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There’s a problem within the evangelical church that I’ve noticed over the years, one that I might call the “everything syndrome.”
What do I mean by this?
Let me give you three examples of the everything syndrome. Continue reading
Today 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.
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