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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To recapture the apostolic mission of the New Testament, it is crucial to begin with Jesus. Jesus began his earthly ministry by announcing the arrival of the kingdom of God (Matt 4:17, Mark 1:13–15 cf. Luke 4:16–20). The core of Jesus’ message was that God’s long awaited age of salvation had arrived. In response, Jesus …

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The Kingdom of God comes up quite a bit in this blog…not only because it’s an important concept but because it’s important to a missional understanding of theology. The Kingdom of God, as a present reality, helps to understand the work of the church in the world meeting present realities in persons’ lives. It also …

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