Tag Archives: missional theology

Are your congregation’s efforts at worship renewal pagan?

Last weekend, Randy Harris, from Abilene Christian University, spent a day with our new missional leadership cohort at Rochester College, helping them to write a shared rule of life. Randy’s the guy to do this work, and we get so … Continue reading

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15:28 compliant: considering the testimony of boundary transgressors

One of the implications of the Spirit being poured out on all flesh is that The Spirit’s influence won’t be limited to people you hang out with. And Acts isn’t the story it is without people who transgress the perceived … Continue reading

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Why you should come to Streaming, Oct 8-10

Baptized with Fire: The Holy Spirit and Missional Communities Jerry Taylor will be preaching from Ezekiel 37, the valley of dry bones, and if that doesn’t give you goose bumps of anticipation, then you don’t know either Jerry Taylor or … Continue reading

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May the force be with you, or something to that effect

Ok, grace, biblically speaking, is not a blue-eyed blonde. Waka, waka. But neither is grace simply “unmerited favor,” the Sunday school definition I grew up with. It may very well be that, but it’s bigger than that. Paul calls grace … Continue reading

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Walking and the Slow Life of the Spirit

In my recent posts, I’ve tried to make three big points: being attentive to the Holy Spirit requires more than just self-introspection, but by neccesity includes being attentive to life in the world with others. Second, the speed of attentiveness … Continue reading

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More thoughts on the space of slow

I have a few more thoughts on the space of slow. Here’s the deal. To function in the world we have to assume a lot. To act, we don’t have the time to test every assumption. This is true of … Continue reading

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A luxurious offer of stillness: the congregation as an “attentional commons”

As I write these words, I am aware of the email that sit unanswered in my inbox, some that have undoubtedly arrived in the last five minutes. I have voicemail that I haven’t listened to and my moleskein is full … Continue reading

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The modern story of inattentiveness

I know that these posts on attentiveness are kind of all over the place, but I’m thinking out loud and appreciate those of you willing to read and think with me. Test with me these two premises: discerning the leading … Continue reading

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A meditation on attentiveness in pursuit of an attentive God

I have been alone the past few days. Donna travelled to Nashville for the week to be with our amazing granddaughters and their sometimes amazing parents on the occasion of their 7th and 9th birthdays which are a week apart. … Continue reading

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A charismatic view of salvation: got some full gospel?

Whenever I pass churches that have the words “full gospel” on their sign, I think to myself “I should be for that.” No one wants half a gospel or even three quarters. You don’t want mostly good news, or only … Continue reading

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