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The Missional Philosophy of Culture

The Missional Philosophy of Culture

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Missional Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series”Missional Worship”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Inherent in the missional church’s insistence upon incarnation and contextualization is the idea that no aspect of culture is inherently sinful, or at very least unredeemable. Missional proponents… Continue Reading

The Incarnational Mode of the Missional Church

The Incarnational Mode of the Missional Church

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Missional Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series”Missional Worship”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.If the “why” of mission is the fact that God sends the church, and if the “where” of mission is post-Christendom Western culture, then for the missional advocates… Continue Reading

The State of Mission Today

The State of Mission Today

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Missional Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series”Missional Worship”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Missional authors argue that the church today has failed to recognize that the Christendom era has ended. It no longer enjoys the level of influence and status it… Continue Reading

The Rise and Fall of Christendom

The Rise and Fall of Christendom

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Missional Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series”Missional Worship”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Understanding this missionary imperative for the church leads missional writers to ask the question, “Is the 21st-century North American church fulfilling its place in the mission of God?”… Continue Reading

The Missionary Imperative of the Missional Church – the Church as Sent

The Missionary Imperative of the Missional Church – the Church as Sent

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Missional Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series”Missional Worship”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Flowing naturally from the idea that God has an overarching mission for mankind, thus rendering that mission God-centered, is the assertion that the church, as one component of… Continue Reading

The Missionary Imperative of the Missional Church – Missio Dei

The Missionary Imperative of the Missional Church – Missio Dei

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series Missional Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series”Missional Worship”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.The first principle that drives the missional church is what it considers the biblically-mandated missionary imperative. But while the evangelical church has traditionally considered evangelism and missions a… Continue Reading

A Brief History of the Missional Church Movement

A Brief History of the Missional Church Movement

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series Missional Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series”Missional Worship”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.In order to understand the driving impulses behind the North American evangelical missional church movement and its impact on worship, I will begin with a brief survey of… Continue Reading

The Influence of the Missional Church on Worship

The Influence of the Missional Church on Worship

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series Missional Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series”Missional Worship”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Most church leaders readily recognize that God has tasked the church with several different purposes, yet how those purposes work together has equally mystified them. One of the… Continue Reading

Alan Hirsch on cultural distance

Alan Hirsch on cultural distance

I’ve been doing some reading on the missional movement, and one of their big arguments is that we live in a post-Christendom West, and therefore the barriers between the culture of the church and the culture around has grown significantly. Now there’s a whole lot of baggage with what they’re trying to prove, but I… Continue Reading

Differences and Universals in Music Across Cultures

Differences and Universals in Music Across Cultures

This entry is part 4 of 16 in the series Missions and Music You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 4 of 16 in the series”Missions and Music”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.A missionary cannot properly evaluate the differences among cultural expressions until he has understood their universals. At the root of the most thoughtful defenses of contemporary worship… Continue Reading

A Humble Request and Prolegomena

A Humble Request and Prolegomena

This entry is part 3 of 16 in the series Missions and Music You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 3 of 16 in the series”Missions and Music”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.In my handful of posts this month, I want to give some anecdotes from church history to inform us as to how missionaries, attempting to plant indigenous… Continue Reading

Multiculturalism veiled as "Missional"

Multiculturalism veiled as "Missional"

I thought I’d post a helpful discourse by Dave Doran in his journal article on “Market-Driven Ministry,” which answers well recent justification of a neutral view of culture and music by a claim to being “missional.” Doran describes the market-driven philosophy as one that is pragmatic in several crucial areas, one of which is their view… Continue Reading

"Understanding and Assessing the Missional Church Movement" – MACP audio/notes now available

"Understanding and Assessing the Missional Church Movement" – MACP audio/notes now available

The audio and notes for this year’s Mid-America Conference on Preaching sponsored by Inter-City Baptist Church and Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary are now available online. This year Dave Doran and the faculty of DBTS tackled the issue of the “missional” movement. I was unfortunately unable to attend this year (first time I’ve missed in about… Continue Reading