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len on July 22nd, 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 July 13th, 2014

IVP has released this book- subtitle “Global Awakenings in Theology and Praxis” – new this month. A wide and diverse group of contributors – diverse in location and in perspective. In an interview with the editors IVP editor David Congdon asks: “How would you characterize the ‘evangelical’ nature of this project? What positive resources do […]

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len on July 11th, 2014

I’ve finished the two introductory volumes I began working on last summer. They are each 85 pages and 12,000 words, with lots of full color images. The first is an introduction to theology of place, and the second, an introduction to missional spirituality. I considered checking with a major publisher before doing the layout work […]

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len on June 24th, 2014

I’ve finished the two introductory volumes I began working on last summer. They are each 85 pages and 12,000 words, with lots of full color images. The first is an introduction to theology of place, and the second, an introduction to missional spirituality. I considered checking with a major publisher before doing the layout work […]

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len on June 3rd, 2014

It used to be such a simple problem. The culture was secular, the church was sacred. That easy dichotomy was probably never really so easy, but the time when we could pretend it was true has long since passed. But there is still another layer of complexity, and Jamie Smith is helping us understand the […]

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len on May 26th, 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 May 14th, 2014

SYNOPSIS — DOMINION. Vol.1. 225 pages. Dr. Tom Woodward is the Director of NASA/AMES Research Center, and finds himself in the active nucleus of a scientific storm. When Tom Woodward meets Drs. Chris and Lisa Torrance at the University of Washington, he discovers that Chris has experienced an instantaneous ‘jump’ in space-time, combining a genetic […]

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len on May 1st, 2014

Reviewed by Doug Sikkema at Cardus: “Being embodied creatures means that we are also “implaced” creatures. We must always be somewhere. Whether that somewhere is a home, a school, a city, a farm, a wilderness, a suburb, a bedroom, or a boardroom, we are attached to places. Why Place Matters is a collection that reminds […]

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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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