Blog, cultural analysis, Missiological Reflection, missional helix, Missional Helix, theological reflection

Competing Worldviews: “Why Can’t You See the Gospel Like I Do?”

Why would I consider myself both a Secularist and a Theist? How do different worldviews compete within our hearts for allegiance? The purpose of this Missiological Reflection is to provide you with categories for interpreting yourself and the culture in which you minister.

The Missional Helix—Cultural Analysis

Cultural analysis, the second element of the Missional Helix, enables missionaries and ministers to define types of peoples within a cultural context, to understand the social construction of their reality, to perceive how they are socially related to one another, and to explain how the Christian message intersects with every aspect of culture (birth rites, coming-of-age rituals, weddings, funerals, and so on).

Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies

Missions Blog: A space to highlight and unpack key concepts from the 2014 edition of Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies which includes eight new chapters.

The Missional Helix—Theological Reflection

Theological reflection is the beginning point for ministry formation and the most significant element within the internal structure of the Missional Helix. In order to mirror the purposes and mind of God, all ministry decisions must be rooted both implicitly and explicitly in biblical theology.

The Missional Helix—An Overview

The Missional Helix is a paradigm for Christian leaders to develop paradigms of ministry by reflecting theologically, culturally, historically, and strategically under the guiding hand of God to develop ministry models appropriate to their local contexts. These reflections work together and interpenetrate each other within an environment of spiritual formation.

The Missional Helix—The Story of Jim and Julie

The Missional Helix is a spiral leading ministers to return time and time again to reflect theologically, culturally, historically, and strategically—within an environment of spiritual formation—to discern ministry models appropriate to a local context.

Invitation to a Community of Learning

First, I would like to introduce you to the 2nd edition of Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies and then invite you into a community of learning through reading and responding to my new Missions Blog. The blog’s focus is to partner in a process of learning as disciple-making missionaries to equip ourselves and others […]

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