What the Confessional Movement Should Learn From the Missional Movement: Collaboration

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 […]

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What the Missional Movement Should Learn From the Confessional Movement: Systematic Theology

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 […]

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What the Confessional Movement Should Learn From the Missional Movement: Multiplication

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 […]

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What the Missional Movement Should Learn from the Confessional Movement: Inerrancy

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 […]

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No Incarnational Analogy? A Response to Kevin DeYoung

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 […]

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