Monthly Archives: April 2012

Social Stratification in the Mediterranean World

The Greco-Roman social structure was clearly defined by one’s membership in an oikos and by one’s ability to be a Roman citizen (Judge 1960, 27-29; Neyrey 1991, 28ff.).  This social order was reinforced by food and social codes.  The codes … Continue reading

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A Tool to Help You Listen to Your Neighbourhood

Michael Frost urges us to listen to our neighbours before we initiate our outreach to the community (see yesterday’s blog). How do you listen to your neighbours? Here are some suggestions and tools for listening. 1. Pray!!! As you begin … Continue reading

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Michael Frost — How To Listen to Your Neighbourhood

Michael Frost says, “We need to adopt a posture of listening to the neighborhood, or community, or city to which we have been sent. And it is one of the least practiced skills…”. Watch the following clip to hear Michael … Continue reading

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Our Mission is to Participate in Jesus’ Mission … Going and making Disciples of All Nations

Rev. Paul Roggow was installed as missionary to Metropolitan Vancouver on Sunday, April 22.  Please keep Paul and his wife Jackie and their three children in your prayers. Pray the Spirit of God will use Paul in miraculous ways to … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Structure of Society — The Oikos/Oikia (Household): Continued

St. Paul and other Christian missionaries capitalized on the role of the oikos in the Meditterranean world. Since the oikos was the basic social unit in Greco-Roman society the household became the means through which evangelization occurred. The cities of … Continue reading

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This Joyful Eastertide — King’s College Cambridge

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The Catacombs of Consumption!

The following thought is from a book by Alan Hirsch and Lance Ford, Right Here Right Now: Everyday Mission for Everyday People, Baker Books, 2011, p. 139, 142 ——– “Labelled by some as catacombs of consumption, there are currently over … Continue reading

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The “Declare and Defend” Tour with Pastor Mark Jasa – Coming in Sept 2012

Plans are being made to have Pastor Mark Jasa come to Canada in September 2012 to help equip Lutheran Church — Canada Christians to declare and defend their Christian faith.  Mark is an Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod pastor who … Continue reading

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3 Big Ideas (and 2 Small ones) on Revitalization: What I’ve Learned from 500 Churches in 5 Years! — Rev. Dr. Terry Tieman , Executive Director of Transforming Churches Network

“If experience is the best teacher, then TCN has earned its Ph. D. in Church Revitalization over the past 5 years! That’s because we have worked with over 500 churches in our Transformation Process during that time. While we certainly … Continue reading

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A REMINDER: A Free Lutheran Hour Ministry Witness Webinar – April 28th!

This Lutheran Hour Ministry webinar has been promoted previously on “Go!” but you are invited to join Dr. Micah Parker for a live MISSION U webinar, “God can’t use me now … can He?” Parker will bring encouragement that God can and … Continue reading

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