11 Practices of Missional Spirituality

Thanks to Scot McKnight for summarizing these 11 practices laid out in the book Missional Spirituality: Embodying God’s Love from the Inside Out by Len Hjalmarson and Roger Helland: Practicing union with Christ: abiding in Christ is what discipleship is all about. Focus on John 15:1-17. Practicing obedience: “the spiritual life is the surrendered life.” [Read More...]

Missional Monday: Sentralized September, Lance Ford Books, The Feast Feeds Missional Imagination

Here’s a recap of the last few weeks in the missional conversation: Sentralized Conference took place at the end of September, and I’m just now getting around to talking about it! Put on by Forge America and its Kansas City hub, KCSentral, Sentralized is an annual conference that is designed “to continue to bring clarity [Read More...]

We Are All Pirates Now

It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day today, and I’m excited to recommend the best possible book for this auspicious occasion — Kester Brewin’s latest Mutiny!: Why We Love Pirates and How They Can Save Us. I confess I’m only about a third of the way through, which means I’ve already traversed the first two dense [Read More...]

Missional Monday: Homeschooling Kerfuffle, Brian McLaren Book Tour Continues, CommonChange.com

Here’s a recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation: Is Homeschooling Missional? Or Not? — Last week, Tony Jones stirred up a hornet’s nest with two very provocatively titled blog posts that effectively declared that Christians who choose to homeschool their children are not being “missional” in their communities, because they are [Read More...]

9/11 and the Emerging Missional Church

In this exclusive interview, my dear friend Rev. Dr. Fred Burnham shares his personal experiences on September 11, 2001, as he faced certain death with Archbishop Rowan Williams, who was his guest at Trinity Wall Street on that fateful day. It created a “circle of love” between the two men (and their other companions) that [Read More...]

#GodWhoSends: The Struggle With Defining Missional

In his seminal book God Who Sends: A Fresh Quest for Biblical Mission, Dr. Francis M. DuBose describes the challenge he saw in defining “mission”: “Why the need for a fresh quest? The simple answer, which is profound in its implication, is that we do not have an accepted definition of mission. … “A major [Read More...]

Missional Monday: Wild Goose West Recap, New Brian McLaren Book Bows, Parish Collective Rocks

Here’s a recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation: Wild Goose Festival West Coast 2012 — The first-ever Wild Goose Festival on the West Coast took place over Labor Day weekend, and I was honored to be able to participate as part of the volunteer team. The Corvallis Gazette-Times had a nice [Read More...]

I Can Haz Missional?

OK this is just funny — from @Synodocat on Twitter: here iz a church i tranzformd. Almost as good as Missional Ryan Gosling. [Read more...]

Missional Monday: Wild Goose Goes West

Sorry, I don’t have a real Missional Monday post today. I’m getting ready to fly out to Portland on my way to Wild Goose Festival West in Corvallis, Oregon, this weekend. If you’ll be at Wild Goose West, please come find me and say hello! [Read more...]

SynergyIGNITE Event for Megachurch Leaders Announced

The folks at RiverTree Christian Church have announced a two-day SynergyIGNITE conference for anyone interested in igniting “a stronger missional dynamic in your church.” Alex Absalom writes, “As a successful megachurch that has transitioned from attractional to missional that is attractive, our desire is to provide others with the practical nuts and bolts to make [Read More...]


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