I’m alternating between what the confessional and missional movements should learn from each other. So far, I’ve blogged on why the missional movement should imitate the confessional movement on the doctrine of Scripture and systematic theology. I’ve also written that the confessional movement should take a cue from the missional movement on the issue of […]Read more "What the Confessional Movement Should Learn From the Missional Movement: Collaboration"
In continuing our series on what the missional and confessional movements should learn from each other, I want to write about the importance of systematic theology. Confessional churches are often accused of being narrow, rigid, dogmatic, rationalistic, and undermining sola scriptura in upholding and teaching systems of doctrine. The presentation of summarized teaching of what the Bible […]Read more "What the Missional Movement Should Learn From the Confessional Movement: Systematic Theology"
In continuing this series on what the confessional and missional movements should learn from each other, I want to write about the topic of multiplication. One of the hallmarks of the missional movement is its emphasis on multiplication as the biblical motif as to the church’s mission and rhythm in this age. While the ‘church […]Read more "What the Confessional Movement Should Learn From the Missional Movement: Multiplication"
Beginning this series of blog posts on what the confessional and missional movements should learn from each other with the doctrine of Scripture is no accident. As a Protestant, I firmly believe in sola scriptura and believe that, overall, the doctrine is helpful to the church. In addition, my commitment to the Reformed tradition binds me to […]Read more "What the Missional Movement Should Learn from the Confessional Movement: Inerrancy"
For the next two weeks I will be blogging a series of posts of what I think the confessional and missional movements/mindsets should learn from the other. As one who is planted in both worlds, I have a distinct advantage to see strengths and weaknesses of each and how they might balance the other. If […]Read more "What the Confessional and Missional Movements Should Learn From Each Other"
A friend of mine recently shared a link from The Gospel Coalition’s Kevin DeYoung. On DeYoung’s blog from today, he merely provides the following quote from Eckhard Schnabel: Some interpret Paul’s principle of “identification” as indicative of “incarnational mission.” The description of missionary identification with the term incarnation is not helpful–not because it might detract from Jesus’ “becoming […]Read more "No Incarnational Analogy? A Response to Kevin DeYoung"
I’m excited to attend two upcoming workshops, one in September and one in October. On September 7 I’ll travel to Charleston, SC for GCM Collective One Day. GCM Collective is a network which emphasizes hubs of churches/missional communities in a city that seek to have one missional community for every 1000 persons. Their orthodox doctrine […]Read more "Two Upcoming Workshops on Mission and Discipleship"