#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...]

#GodWhoSends: Missions vs. Missional

“Missions? This is something we pay others to do. And pray for others to do. And they go. And thank God they go. But is the Christian mission an elitist vocation? Is this what the Bible says? Is this what we sense from Jesus? “Where have we missed the meaning of our pilgrim faith? Why [Read More...]

Missional Monday: Ramadan Begins, Reflecting on Aurora, Frank Viola Music, Kickstarter Ends (Successfully!)

Here’s a recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation: How to Be a Missional Christian During Ramadan — Ramadan started this past weekend for our Muslim neighbors, and I put together this blog post to offer some of the best thoughts and resources I could find. Ramadan will keep going for another [Read More...]

#GodWhoSends: Jesus’s Missional Purpose

From the very first page of the “Prologue” to God Who Sends, Dr. Francis DuBose uses the term “missional”: “The Christian life is a spiritual pilgrimage. It is not a journey to a shrine which has limitations of space and time. It is a journey into life, a life so rich no limitation of space [Read More...]

#GodWhoSends: This Is Only a Quest

In the preface to God Who Sends, Dr. Francis DuBose explains that this book is the product of many years of study and research, starting with his graduate studies in missiology (1957-1961). He writes, “I have been bothered by the lack of a clear biblical definition of mission.” DuBose goes on to describe the book [Read More...]

Missional Monday: Surprise Hit Blog Post, Alan Hirsch and I Agree on Something, Coming This Week

Here’s a recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation: Unlearning the Old Ways of Doing Mission was the surprise hit on the blog last week, with the most Facebook shares. What Does a Missional Toilet Paper Business Look Like? We answered that question last week. If you didn’t see the video, it’s [Read More...]

Missional Monday: Wild Goose Reverberates, Deep Theology Discussion, The $135 Missional Book In My Hands!

Here’s a recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation: Wild Goose Festival 2012 continues to reverberate for those of us who were there for the East Coast rendition last week. I’ve been doing a bit of curating to pull together the best links/articles, videos, and tweets, as well as posting some more [Read More...]

Missional Monday [Late Edition]: The Goose Has Flown, Streaming Conference, Remembering Francis DuBose

Here’s a late Monday night recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation: The second annual Wild Goose Festival has come to a close, and I’m back home now, showered (once again), and putting together this late edition. One of the many highlights of this year’s East Coast festival for me was on [Read More...]

The $135 Book on Missional Church

Would you spend $135 on a missional church book? How about $1,579.60?! That’s how much a handful of used copies of Dr. Francis DuBose’s book God Who Sends: A Fresh Quest for Biblical Mission are going for on Amazon these days. (Please someone order a copy via my Amazon affiliate link, pretty please? *wink*) Published [Read More...]


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