The church does not have a social ethic; the church is a social ethic. Stanley Hauerwas “Missional Church” is like “Female Woman”.Christopher Wright How might we better understand and participate in God’s mission in western culture? That is the question...Read more
Alan begins his keynote by affirming God’s creative engagement in our world of destructive social patterns, brokenness and oppression...
In recent years, some scholars have shifted their focus from missional ecclesiology to mission spirituality, by making authentic discipleship the starting point of missional thinking. From this perspective, it is not churches but people that participate in the mission of...Read more
Monastic Practices and the Missio Dei: Towards a Socially-Transformative Understanding of Missional Practice from the Perspective of the Northumbria Community
To be a missional people means to live according to the reality of the presence of the kingdom of God that is now at hand. This radical call to missional living requires us to practice intentional spiritual disciplines...
What practices can sustain missional practice and spiritual vitality among church planters? Taking cues from Ignatius of Loyola this article proposes a rule of life for a church planting order...
This article defines community as ‘a sense of belonging that is the fruit of common commitments and personal investment’ and explores the art and nature of community building for mission within the context of a rapidly fracturing, individualising and urbanising world...
Book review: The Abundant Community, Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods, by John McKnight and Peter Block.
If loving our neighbor is as related to loving our neighborhood as many in the church today believe it to be, then the 2010 book ‘The Abundant Community’ is a very important study. While you won’t find this book in...Read more
Eating Heaven prompted me to think about where I most appreciate food and the tables that help me live life to the fullest. I love eggs and coffee as a treat to start the day. Carrot, celery, apple and ginger juice...Read more