Vol 1:25 Place Spirituality

These are continuing reflections on Roxburgh and Boren’s Introducing the Missional Church (Baker, 2009). Much of Alan’s recent work has been a focus on moving back into the neighborhood (MBiN) – and I am particularly intrigued by the insights shared in this book. One such insight is place spirituality. Contrasted are space spirituality and place spirituality. Of space spirituality, Alan...
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Vol 1:24 Developing a Missional Awareness

These are continuing reflections on Roxburgh and Boren’s excellent fresh reintroduction of missional church in Introducing the Missional Church (Baker, 2009). Being missional is all about reimagining life in relation to the ongoing presence and activity of God in the world. Many of us who are in the church manage to talk about life experiences in ways which may cause listeners to wonder to...
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Vol 1:23 Stepping Out into the Neighborhood

These are continuing reflections on Roxburgh and Boren’s excellent fresh reintroduction of missional church in Introducing the Missional Church (Baker, 2009). Over the past number of weeks my reflections were on mystery, memory, and mission. Today, I move on reflection on the next chapter of Does Missional Fit? Being missional is being about having our imagination being inspired by the Spirit...
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Vol 1:22 Rediscovering Our Missional Calling

In Roxburgh and Boren’s Introducing the Missional Church (Baker, 2009) the metaphor of the missional life is expressed through being a “missional river.” The currents of this river are described as involving mystery, memory, and mission (p. 39). Over the past two weeks my reflections were on mystery, and memory; today I focus upon mission. Mission focuses upon making clear what our role...
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