a local, worshiping community (a missiology for the west)

October 21, 2008

(This is the final post in a series reflecting on David Bosch’s six distinctives for a missiology of Western culture. See the introductory post for a little background.) in the context of the secularized, post-Chrsitian West our witness will be credible only if it flows from a local, worshiping community. Of all of Bosch’s six […]

contextual (a missiology for the west)

September 30, 2008

(This post is part of a series reflecting on David Bosch’s six distinctives for a missiology of Western culture. See the introductory post for a little background.) We have, at long last, come to the conviction that mission in the Third World must be contextual. We do not have an equally clear conviction about the […]

prescriptive or descriptive?

August 28, 2008

Some current and recent reading on what the Bible says the church should be has helped me find new language for a question that is often present for me. Is the Bible meant to be prescriptive, or descriptive? If the Bible is prescriptive, then we come to it with an understanding that it is a […]