Vol 1:21 The Place of Memory in Shaping Us as God’s People

Roxburgh and Boren’s in Introducing the Missional Church (Baker, 2009) express the metaphor of the missional life as being a “missional river.” The currents of this river are described as involving mystery, memory, and mission (p. 39). Last week, I focused my reflections on mystery, today on memory. Memory has to do with what shapes us as God’s people in present day. In remembering God...
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Vol 1:20 The Mystery of God’s Choosing

As I continue to read and reflect on Roxburgh and Boren’s book Introducing the Missional Church (Baker, 2009), I find that I appreciate the metaphor of the missional life being a “missional river.” The currents of this river is described as involving mystery, memory, and mission (p. 39). Stated is that “entering the missional waters is not about strategies or models; it is about working...
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Vol 1:19 Further Reflections on Introducing the Missional Church: Missional imagination and Scripture

A few weeks back I mentioned that I was reading Roxburgh and Boren’s book Introducing the Missional Church (Baker, 2009). Well I have gotten deeper into it and it worth some time reflecting on it further. The back end of the book focuses on the missional change model which Alan introduced with Fred Romanuk in The Missional Leader (Jossey-Bass, 2006), but with added insight and...
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Vol 1:18 Being Missional in Preaching: Some ways I am trying to be interactive

For a number of weeks now I have been experimenting with a different approach to preaching – an approach which is more interactive. It has led me to trust the leading of the Spirit more, especially in the midst of preaching because not all the notes I prepared (which I have whittled down to two pages – since I do not want to be glued to my notes) get used in what I have to convey, rather...
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