Is This The Link Between Mission and Liturgy/Worship?

From Catholic missiologist John C. Sivalon in his book God’s Mission and Postmodern Culture: [Read more...]

Who ISN’T Missional?

Tony Jones has a great reflection on his blog today about labels such as “neo-Reformed,” “Emergent,” and “missional.” [Read more...]

Francis Chan’s Program for “Multiply”-ing Conservative Evangelicals

Reading Francis Chan’s latest book Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples has helped me see how far away from the conservative evangelical theology of my youth I’ve truly gotten. [Read more...]

A Must-See for Missional Christians

Life of Pi should be required viewing for all followers of Jesus — especially now, in this time of massive change that Phyllis Tickle calls “The Great Emergence,” which is marked by at least these two things (and surely more): missional shift and overwhelming religious/spiritual pluralism. [Read more...]

This World Is Where the Action Is: Rob Bell on Church and Mission

Not many Christian preachers get featured in The New Yorker or have full-length biographies written about them, but Rob Bell is unique. His remarkable contributions have earned him this kind of respect and attention, one which has author James K. Wellman Jr. asking “in what ways [Bell] is a harbinger — a representative of what [Read More...]

A Guide Book for Neo-Monastics and Other Intentional Christians

In the foreword to The Intentional Christian Community Handbook, Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove write, “This is a book that we’ve needed for a long, long time.” [Read more...]

New Missional Living Ebook from Jamie Arpin-Ricci

There’s certainly no shortage of books on missional church and missional living. And I certainly haven’t been able to keep up with all of the new ones that are coming out just about every week. But it’s not every day that Jamie Arpin-Ricci publishes a new book, so I get excited when that happens. [Read more...]

This Book Will Inspire Your Missional Soul

During my stint as communication director for a large evangelical mission organization, I spent a good bit of time developing a theology of communication and its integral role in mission. What I began calling at the time “kingdom journalism” consisted of telling stories that described the mighty deeds of God. What was God up to [Read More...]

Missional in Phyllis Tickle’s New Book “Emergence Christianity”

I recently finished reading Phyllis Tickle’s new book Emergence Christianity: What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters, and I was pleasantly surprised to see Jonathan Brink, my co-conspirator in TransFORM Network, quoted for his “State of Emergence 2011″ post from the Emergent Village blog. Tickle calls TransFORM, “a missional-church body within [Read More...]

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...]


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