Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

Rooted from Cairn Movement on Vimeo. I have been through “The Academy for Missional Wisdom” which attempts to be monastic, as well as missional. I confess that’s a part of the package that seemed to not really connect for me. However, I stumbled on the above video from the Cairn Movement from the Celtic lands …

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First, Christine Sine is awesome. Second, what she writes here about “Celtic Christians and Community” is awesome as well. Celtic Christianity thrived in the fifth to eleventh centuries. Its primary focus for worship, pastoral care and religious instruction was the monastery- not the parish church. This strongly monastic character produced a model of ministry that …

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From Frederick Buechner:

When a minister reads out of the Bible, I am sure that at least nine times out of ten the people who happen to be listening at all hear not what is really being said but only what they expect to hear read. And I think that what most people expect to hear read from the Bible is an edifying story, an uplifting thought, a moral lesson — something elevating, obvious, and boring. So that is exactly what very often they do hear. Only that is too bad because if you really listen, there is no telling what you might hear.

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October 2, 2014

The pervasive presence of the gospel in your home is going to be your best weapon against the enemy. If you’re feeding yourself a gospel of Cosmo or Sport Center or The Food Network or classic literature or social media, you’re going to feel thwarted by the enemy. Preach the gospel to yourself, infuse it into your conversations with your housemates, speak it to whoever comes into your door. Be intentional.

Your lease isn’t the only covenant you’re living in right now. Don’t let the opportunity for covenantal relationship pass you by.

– See more at: http://sayable.net/2012/10/how-to-be-missional-when-you-get-out-of-bed/#sthash.trzSDRrb.dpuf

August 8, 2014