Phase two…

So, I have been writing a bit about the big picture of what missional is and exploring some things here and asking questions. Most of these questions I don’t have answers for, it’s a bit frustrating for a guy who usually has answers for EVERYTHING! It’s hard to be in a place where you feel […]

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Who leads this whole thing?

The Rev

June 13, 2008

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The one questiont that I have been wrestling with in conversation with a friend and as a result of reading The Forgotten Ways is the issue of authority.  What does it mean?  Who is in authority? Is there leadership anymore? What does it all look like in reality, right here, right now? Are we all […]

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Stepping out…

So, I have begun thinking about “programming” in the church.  It’s something that I have been wrestling with for a while and my thoughts are beginning to clarify a bit more.  I studied some pretty large chunks of Acts this winter and spring.  Something that really hit me was how “out there” the first and […]

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Applying the paradigm…maybe?

The Rev

June 9, 2008

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Here is something I put together about applying the missional concept to the role of “Youth Pastor”.  What do you think? Introduction There has been a fundamental change in the way the world works over the last twenty-five years. The shift has been called “post-modernism” or “hyper-modernity” or “post-Christian” or “post-Christendom”.  Regardless of what one […]

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The Forgotten Ways, Part 8

The Rev

June 6, 2008

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It’s hard to imagine a few weeks ago when I sat down with my friend Doug at the Bean and he encouraged me to read Allelon.org’s blogs about the missional church that it would have led to a month of thinking more deeply about what it means to be the church.  The next day I […]

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