Bono and The Edge Endorse Film About Missional Pioneer

Michael Frost posted this on Facebook today. It’s a new (very short) video from Bono and The Edge from the rock band U2, endorsing a new documentary film about a man Frost calls “one of the fathers of the modern Australian missional movement.” [Read more...]

What Does “Missional” Mean? Answer: A Subtle but Significant Shift

It’s been a while since I attempted to answer the question, “What does it mean to be ‘missional’?” When I launched this blog in May 2012, that was the first question I tried to answer. [Read more...]

A New Metric for Missional Engagement: Love

Jonathan Larson penned the musical Rent in 1994. One of the play’s theme songs is “Seasons of Love.” Of course, it’s Valentine’s Day today, so someone posted this video, and I was struck by the message of this song all over again [Read more...]

Get Out The Front Door!

The Urbana (traditional) missions conference starts tomorrow in St. Louis, but several months ago, Dave Zimmerman, editor at InterVarsity Press, wrote an excellent article reflecting on calling and the interesting turn of a phrase from an Urbana promo video. [Read more...]

Reading the Bible Slowly in Missional Community

In this new “Postmodern Negro” video for Sogo Media, Anthony Smith talks about the experience of his missional community in Salisbury, NC, called Mission House and something they’re calling “Bible Lab,” [Read more...]

Who Wants to Spend 4 Hours Watching Reggie McNeal Talk About the Missional Church?

I do! And probably a lot more of you out there, as well. Well, we’re in luck, because the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church recently hosted Reggie McNeal for a seminar on his book Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard of the Church. The almost four-hour presentation was recorded on video and is [Read More...]

Presbyterian Pastor on Making the Missional Shift Without Blowing Things Up

Craig Goodwin, author of Year of Plenty, talks about leading Millwood Presbyterian Church in Spokane, Washington, through the missional shift [Read more...]

Missional Methodists Rejuvenating the Mainline?

It takes something pretty remarkable to get Tony Jones to say “new life is possible in old denominations,” but that’s exactly what Tony said earlier this week in a post about Union, a new United Methodist church plant in Dallas, Texas. [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...]

Bono on the Massive Shift That Is Challenging the Church

Bono is like the patron saint of progressive Christians. He spoke Monday at Georgetown University, and Sojourners’ Cathleen Falsani was there to report on the event. [Read more...]


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