Bridging the Divide Network

In the October 2017 issue of Missio Nexus' publication, Anthology, the article "Transforming Perspectives" caught my attention. The article reflects on the five consultations that have taken place since 2011 organized by the Bridging the Divide Network (BtD). This network has brought together people with different perspectives on Insider Movements to increase understanding in a safe …

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How do we decide whether someone is a Christian?

You may have heard comments about "bounded sets" and "centered sets" in missions conversations. Since introduced by Paul Hiebert in 1978, these terms have been part of many missiological discussions. Frequently, in a somewhat reductionistic way, "bounded sets" are seen as Western and traditional and "centered sets" are seen as more progressive. Let's review what …

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Biblical Theology of Mission: NT

(This continues my posts about the mission of God. See my previous posts about Missio Dei and Biblical Theology of Mission: OT). But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as …

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The ‘Same God Question’ Revisited

In the December issue of Themelios  Fred Farrokh (a Muslim-background Christian who currently serves as an international trainer with Global Initiative) has written an article looking at how Muslim scholars view the question, "Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?"(subsequently referred to as SGQ). The article is available online at this link. Farrokh points …

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Meditations on the Work of Christ

As we continue in our meditations on the SEND Doctrinal Statement we are taking our second look at the third section: "We believe in Jesus Christ, God the Son, the world's only Savior; in His pre-incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious death, burial, and bodily resurrection, and in His personal, visible return to earth;" In a previous …

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Meditation on the Person of Christ

As we continue in our meditations on the SEND Doctrinal Statement we come to the third section: "We believe in Jesus Christ, God the Son, the world's only Savior; in His pre-incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious death, burial, and bodily resurrection, and in His personal, visible return to earth;" I am dividing this into …

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