Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

This is not a quote from John Howard Yoder. It’s a quote about John Howard Yoder. John Howard Yoder declares the Church must respond adequately to the welcome end of Constantinianism and reclaim the need for discipleship under the Lordship of Christ and the Church as an alternative (not privileged) community. He says the church is itself a …

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“As servant people we are relaxed. The weight of the world has been lifted from our shoulders; we are not the managers of society—nor would we be if we thought we were. We don’t have to save democracy and the free world; we don’t even have to save ourselves…Should we be ineffective, our cause is not lost; should our efforts bear fruit, this will not be their justification. Our living in the present reality of the kingdom and the triumphant coming of the kingdom are not connected like the links in a causal chain, but like promise and fulfillment, as the artesian well to the distant mountain lake. We serve not in order that the kingdom might come, but because it is coming; the certainty of victory is the beginning not the end of our course.”

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August 1, 2015

******* Lift up Christ when asked. Live Christ so people ask. — Leonard Sweet (@lensweet) October 13, 2014 ******* Scripture makes no differentiation btwn sacred & secular in activities. Caring 4 children & manual labor is as important as prayer & study. — Derek Arnold (@derekonmission) October 13, 2014 ****** Missional can simply be a …

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Dan White it one of the most “re-tweetable” missional practitioners out there. And now he has a list of his top 12 books on cultivating community. I look at this list and think it would be great to read one of these a month…if I could convince myself to get that much reading done. But …

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"Poverty is the inner disposition that allows us to take away our defenses and convert our enemies into friends." ~ Henri Nouwen. — Marlena Graves (@MarlenaGraves) May 29, 2014 ******** The truth is that we all fail. The greater truth: No single failure ever defines us. Learn. Grow wiser. Remember,God's not yet done with us. …

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Karl Barth wrote this when the world was in great disorder, so he should know. pic.twitter.com/Dm1UPNuHsn — Michael Frost (@michaelfrost6) April 14, 2014 ******** If United States was ever seriously converted to Jesus as Lord, its consumerist economic edifice would collapse as one massive illusion.Yes? — David Fitch (@fitchest) April 25, 2014 ******** The Missional-Incarnational …

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Gracious hospitality is a practice of intentionality bound up in authentic engagement w/others; its making room in your life for the other. — Fred Liggin IV (@Liggin) March 10, 2014 ****** One sided relationships are hardly relationships. — A.J. Swoboda (@mrajswoboda) March 10, 2014 ****** The coffee shop in my neighborhood that I spend a …

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If your theology doesn't make you love people more, it's wrong. — Tullian Tchividjian (@PastorTullian) March 7, 2014 ******** Discipleship that doesn't teach how to dwell in the neighborhood is all in the head not present on the pavement. — Dan White Jr. (@danwhitejr) March 7, 2014 ******** "Coincidences are spiritual puns." G. K. Chesterton …

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