len on October 16th, 2010

On – the future of the missional conversation. David many will know from his blog, Reclaiming the Mission, or from his speaking at some missional gathering, or his work as a professor at Northern Seminary, or his top notch book, The Great Giveaway. Many will know Gary through his many years pastoring and teaching in […]

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len on February 10th, 2013

This is eleven in a series of fourteen. In the past fifty years our imagination about what it means to be God’s people has been shaped by imported models and by a variety of traditions, but those traditions themselves have been conditioned by the preachers, leaders, books and churches that have dominated the media. The […]

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len on February 6th, 2013

This is the tenth post in this series of fourteen. In the past fifty years our imagination about what it means to be God’s people has been shaped by imported models and by a variety of traditions, but those traditions themselves have been conditioned by the preachers, leaders, books and churches that have dominated the […]

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len on January 31st, 2013

This is the ninth post in this series of fourteen. In the past fifty years our imagination about what it means to be God’s people has been shaped by imported models and by a variety of traditions — you can name the one you know — but those traditions themselves have been conditioned by the […]

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len on January 4th, 2013

In the past fifty years “church” has been something we have mostly imported from our neighbour to the south. Our imagination about what it means to be God’s people has been shaped by a variety of traditions — you can name the one you know — but those traditions themselves have been conditioned by the […]

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len on August 30th, 2012

The Missional Church in Perspective – Van Gelder and Zscheile – is the first book that explores the development of the term “missional” by documenting the broad historical and theological contributing factors, and thoroughly exploring the recent literature. In chapter 3 (MCiP), taking a cue from Ed Stetzer, the authors chart the recent literature as […]

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len on August 23rd, 2012

The Missional Church in Perspective – Van Gelder and Zscheile – is the first book that explores the development of the term “missional” by documenting the broad historical and theological contributing factors, and thoroughly exploring the recent literature. In fact, it ventures even more widely than this, in exploring also the conversation in the online […]

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len on August 22nd, 2012

At the St. Francis Centre in my class I made the argument with a group of pastors and leaders that the No.1 issue in making the missional shift is spiritual formation. The No.1 issue in spiritual formation is this: where do you find your identity? From here I made the connection to Henri Nouwen’s work […]

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len on October 27th, 2011

Dave Fitch posts on the need for change in our ministry training schools – change that recognizes the changing context and changing needs, yet remains rooted in Scripture, in community, and in disciplined theological reflection. A lot of good thought over the years on this — and much of it on various blogs. A few […]

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len on September 21st, 2011

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