Justice in the Old Testament and missional church
Jazz-Talk: Biblical Law Shapes Missional Communities
- “Biblical & Theological Foundation for Mission” at Regent College.
- Canaanite Destruction: It’s Ancient Meaning, It’s Misuse, and It’s Meaning for the Church
- One Sermon in Two-Hundred Vancouver Churches on June 11: Welcoming the Stranger
- Ancient Laws for New Challenges: The Ten Commandments as a Critique of Inequality
- A Stranger Kind of Love: Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis
Category Archives: worldview
May I make a shameless plug recommending Pastorum, a conference on missional church at which I am speaking? The blurb reads: You’re invited to join 10 internationally-recognized scholars [true in almost every case but me… sadly]… in Chicago to study … Continue reading
It is easy to forget the world’s grief and brokenness during an Olympic games. For there is so much that entertains: The iron smelted Olympic rings of the opening ceremony; the strange gate-crasher dressed in bright red who gaily led … Continue reading
Larry Norman explains the gospel from the piano. Brilliant, creative, true, funny, moving. It echos Newbigin’s words: ‘Christ is the clue to creation’. Genius – and so young. Thanks to my friend Bruce Meller for the link.
Loving the World to Life The mission of the local church must be shaped by a deep appreciation of the value of this world. When the world is not valued mission is skewed. I recall listening to a man being … Continue reading
A sinking ship? Are we rescuing souls off a damned planet? Are we fleeing a sinking ship? Does the world really matter to God? The mission of the local church must be shaped by a deep understanding of the value … Continue reading
Western society has no explanation for death, so death is feared. This weakness of the western worldview ought perhaps to prompt westerners to consider whether the secular humanist worldview is the best explanation of reality after all. Consider how death … Continue reading
‘Money consistently buys happiness right up to about $10,000 per capita income, and after that point the correlation disappears.’ So says Richard Layard, respected British economist. Bill McKibbon, in his book ‘Deep Economy’, summaries Layard’s work concluding that our culture … Continue reading