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len on April 8th, 2014

“With all the attention paid to issues of church and mission in recent years, surprisingly little has been written to reframe the biblical themes of creation and human identity in light of the missio Dei. Hjalmarson addresses this lacunae by pursuing an ambitious missiological agenda, arguing that even though God’s mission draws his people into […]


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len on March 10th, 2014

About 45 hours left to go. A publisher committed $5000 to this project last summer, then backed out. The book project is well along, and has involved six months of work. Much is being written about incarnational and missional engagement, and the recovery of parish, assuming a theology of place without articulating it. We need […]


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len on February 14th, 2014

In an interview on his new book at The Englewood Review, Gregory Walter comments: “One of the reasons language and practices of gift have so much cache owes to the basic human experience of the web of relationships that characterize gift exchange. We are given, we receive, and we return. Though many people debate why […]


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len on February 10th, 2014

A publisher committed $5000 to this project last summer, then backed out. The book project is well along, and has involved six months of work. Much is being written about incarnational and missional engagement, and the recovery of parish, assuming a theology of place without articulating it. We need renewed imagination that is biblically rooted, […]


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len on February 6th, 2014

A publisher committed $5000 to this project last summer, then backed out. The book project is well along, and has involved six months of work. Much is being written about incarnational and missional engagement, assuming a theology of place without articulating it. We need renewed imagination that is biblically rooted, creatively engaging the places we […]


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len on February 3rd, 2014

A publisher committed $5000 to this project last summer, then backed out. The book project is well along, and has involved six months of work. Numerous people, many of them published authors and innovative thinkers, have looked at the draft and told me this is an important work. Much is being written about incarnational and […]


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len on January 31st, 2014

A publisher committed $5000 to this project last summer, then backed out. The book project is well along, and has involved six months of nearly full time work. Numerous people, many of them published authors and innovative thinkers, have looked at the draft and told me this is an important work that must go forward. […]


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len on January 12th, 2014

In one of the closing chapters of Leadership Next, Eddie Gibbs lists the critical attitudes of those leading change. He begins with a brilliant quote from Margaret Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers (A Simpler Way): “Who are we? What matters?” … When we don’t answer these questions as a community, when we have no agreements about […]


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len on January 10th, 2014

Who had heard of “missional” church prior to 1998 (the publication by the GOCN)? Now “missional” is everywhere. What really changed? Sometimes we need new language in order to see. The language of “place” recovers a lost imagination, one obscured in the legacy of Modernity where we traded “place” for “space,” the concrete for the […]


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len on January 7th, 2014

Steve Addison. Missional Press, 2009. 142 pages. (Available in Australia from Koorong Books Study Guide available free, and in the new IVP edition (2011) the study guide is included. The Forgotten Ways surveyed church history, systems theory, and the practices of adaptive leadership in the context of recovering a missional ecclesiology and missional practice. Movements […]


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