dweller by a dark stream

And also one who “kicks at the darkness.” Bruce Cockburn was in Thunder Bay last night, a crowd of about 600 gathered at the Community Auditorium. Yours truly, along with Betty, sat in Row BBB (second from front) at the right hand side. We were about twenty feet away from the singer-songwriter, quite a thrill! […]

Text & Context

“Church Planting in Canada in Post-Christendom.” This volume is complete! It weighs in around 215 pages, and I am really happy with the work! How does the text of the gospel take root in a post-Christendom culture? What sort of disciplines and imagination root a kingdom presence in Canadian neighbourhoods? How does this frame of […]

culture

“The fundamental way in which we humans respond to our cultural situation — and ultimately to God, who comes to us clothed in this situation — is by our doing and making — in other words, by our praxis and poesis (Greek for “doing” and “making”). Humans make themselves and forge their identity through their […]

rediscovering the culture

“Recognizing our missionary context means we can no longer assume that the church understands the culture. We need to rediscover or relearn the culture. We need to get to know our neighborhood, its people, and their stories, values, worldview and culture. We need to ask the kind of questions that missionaries ask when they enter […]

living in cultures

“The fundamental way in which we humans respond to our cultural situation — and ultimately to God, who comes to us clothed in this situation — is by our doing and making — in other words, by our praxis and poesis (Greek for “doing” and “making”). Humans make themselves and forge their identity through their […]

rediscovering the culture

“Recognizing our missionary context means we can no longer assume that the church understands the culture. We need to rediscover or relearn the culture. We need to get to know our neighborhood, its people, and their stories, values, worldview and culture. We need to ask the kind of questions that missionaries ask when they enter […]

new heaven, new earth

“The resurrected Jesus is portrayed in the Gospels as being able to walk through walls and perhaps materialize at will. Nevertheless, the resurrected Jesus is still recognizably the same person and even eats a meal of fish with his disciples on the beach—which suggests a fundamental continuity between creation and redemption. Likewise, a careful reading […]