Vol 1:36 Sailing with the Spirit

Over the next two weeks I will conclude my reflections on Roxburgh’s and Boren’s Introducing the Missional Church, at least for the time being – there are still other chapters in their book. The focus of these last weeks has been on following the winds of the Spirit. Roxburgh and Boren challenge us to develop a new imagination for understanding the Spirit in being the people of God. I...
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Vol 1:35 The Ways of the Spirit of God

Over the next three weeks I will conclude my reflections on Roxburgh’s and Boren’s Introducing the Missional Church, at least for the time being – there are still other chapters in their book. The focus of these last weeks is following the winds of the Spirit. The authors state that “our missional journey calls us to learn habits of listening and discernment” (p. 119). They states...
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Vol1:34 In Journey with the Spirit of God

These next four weeks will conclude my reflections on Roxburgh’s and Boren’s Introducing the Missional Church, at least for the time being – there are still other chapters in their book. The focus of these four weeks is winds of the Spiritfollowing the . The authors state that in becoming a missional church, “we are on a journey we can’t control . . . . This is a journey through a...
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Vol 1:33 Called to do Life Together

Roxburgh and Boren state that the second practice in the church demonstrating that they are sign, foretaste, and instrument of God’s present and coming reign is the practice of love (p. 110). They state that this practice “speaks to the ways a group of people commit to do life together” (p. 110). As I reflect on this practice of love, I realize that this is one of the more difficult things...
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Vol 1:32 Called to be Present in the World

Roxburgh and Boren state that the first practice in the church demonstrating that they are sign, foretaste, and instrument of God’s present and coming reign is the practice of presence (p. 108). The gist of this practice is that it “highlights the specific things that mark God’s people as those who relate to him in a contrasting way” (p. 108). As I reflect on presence, I believe that...
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