Category Archives: Missiology

Lutheran Mission Matters — A Journal Worth Reading

The current issue of Lutheran Mission Matters presents a variety of viewpoints on contextualization. The authors include Lutheran Missionaries who served at the grassroots nationally and worldwide. They include well experienced theological educators, mission executives, area directors, practitioners and mission … Continue reading

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The Irrelevance of Faith — David Kinnaman

Christians face an unprecedented landscape at the intersection of faith and public life. Over 46% of our neighbors believe religion and people of faith are part of the problem in our communities, not the solution. As a growing list of … Continue reading

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What is the Missional Church? — Ed Stetzer

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What is a Missional Church — Alan Hirsch

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Michael Frost — On Being Separate from the World

Author Michael Frost shares his view on the North American church’s use of resources and about a skewed theological framework about being “separate” from the world.

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Learning from St. Patrick

Rev. Dr. Peter Meier, the Executive Director of Center for US Missions, discusses the impact St. Patrick has, and still has, on mission methodologies in the most recent edition of “Mission Moments.” Meier writes, How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

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The Means of Grace: The Nourishment and Power for the Mission of Christ

In his article, “Vocation and Mission: The Role of the Laity in the Mission of Christ” in Lutheran Mission Matters, Rev. Dr. Dean Nadasdy, President of the Minnesota South District, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod writes, The mission of Jesus Christ in the … Continue reading

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“Each Christian, as a member of the royal priesthood, assumes special missionary responsibility in God’s mission according to his or her own abilities” — Klaus Detlev Schulz

Mission is thus more than a practical expression of the Church; it lies in the very nature of the Holy Spirit.  The mission is not at the disposal of the Church; both are at the disposal of the Spirit.  In … Continue reading

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The Christian Confesses His Treasure Before Everybody — Martin Luther

Martin Luther said: “For once a Christian begins to know Christ as his Lord and Savior, through whom he is redeemed from death and brought into His dominion and inheritance, God completely permeates his heart. Now he is eager to … Continue reading

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How Long Before the Gospel Leaves Us? — Martin Luther

Commenting on Matthew 24:14,  Martin Luther writes, Before Judgment Day comes, the rule of the church and of the Christian faith must move over the whole world, just as the Lord Christ also said before in an earlier chapter that … Continue reading

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