Monthly Archives: February 2015

Start Your Own Life Team

Are you interested in providing resources to people in your congregations concerning abortion, doctor-assisted suicide, and other life-related matters? How are you organizing and  coordinating ministry efforts in your congregation and community so that you can minister to people faced … Continue reading

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The Top Three Missional Community Misconceptions

Brad Watson identifies and addresses three common misconceptions about missional communities in his article published on Verge.  The three misconceptions he addresses are: 1. You can’t study the Bible in a missional community.  Watson writes, “Any community that is taking … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Missiology (Part 3)

In light of Luther’s stated position (see previous Monday postings) one might expect that subsequent generations of Lutherans would be enlisting to travel overseas to distant islands to “convert ev’ry nation.” Yet, as Jesuit, Franciscan, Dominican, and Augustinian Roman Catholic … Continue reading

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Pray for the People of Saudi Arabia

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On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand

Rain may pummel; streams may flood; wind may blow and beat against me, BUT on Christ the Solid Rock I Stand!

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“There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to death.” — Proverbs 14:12

Despite warnings from ethicists, who are familiar with the sinister nature of doctor-assisted suicide, the Supreme Court of  Canada has ruled unanimously that doctors can assist people in dying. CBC reports that the decision means that, “People with grievous and ‘irremediable’ medical conditions should have … Continue reading

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How and Why Churches Should Research Their Neighbourhood

Many congregations exist as “islands” in the neighbourhood where they gather for worship. A growing number of worship-going people tend to drive to their church building for worship services as opposed to actually living among the local people and being a contributing … Continue reading

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BiVocational Workers Make Great Church Planters

Yesterday’s post on “Go!” featured the first part of Rev. Dr. Peter Meier’s article on the bivocational nature of a Christian’s life. In Part 2 (Mission Moments, Jan. 15, 2015), Meier addresses the trend towards calling a bivocational worker to … Continue reading

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All Who Are Baptized into Christ Have the Same Vocation: We are God’s “Sent Ones”

Rev. Dr. Peter Meier addresses the role of Christians as God’s missionary people in their various vocations.  In Part 1 of “BiVo: For All the Saints” (Mission Moments, January 2, 2015) he writes, These days, in church planting circles, there … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Missiology (Part 2)

James Warwick Montgomery, reacting to the assertion that Martin Luther was insufficiently mission-minded, says that “to attribute such views to Luther is, however, to fly directly in the face of the evidence.” (Montgomery, p. 162) For example, commenting on Mark … Continue reading

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