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I Don’t Know Nothin – A post #Ferguson post.

Tweet David Whited, a white co-pastor at Church of the Shepherd located in Hyde Park, a very integrated (both racially and socio-economically) community on South Side Chicago,  wrote the following on his Facebook page yesterday. I thought it worth re-posting

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Doctor of Missional Leadership: A Very Unique Doctoral Program if I do say so myself :)

Tweet I’ve been away for a week roaming Toronto – Hamilton – Niagra – St Catharines Ontario.  As a result, I am behind on my writing (including blog writing). So I thought I’d use the blog post this week to

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“No Kingdom Outside the Church!!!” My Take on Scot McKnight’s Grand Statement- Kingdom Conspiracy (Last Post)


Tweet On my last post on Scot McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy, I sketched out the boldest position of the book: “Kingdom” is always a people governed by a King (as the term is used consistently throughout the Old and New Testaments).

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The Kingdom is the Church. Huh? Scot McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy (Post 3)


Tweet Previous to this post (here and here), I’ve described two of McKnight’s proposals in his book Kingdom Conspiracy. Now I’d like to turn towards the more controversial proposals in the book: that the Kingdom is the church and there

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The Three P.’s of Evangelism in Post-Christian Context

Tweet Evangelism, or proclaiming the gospel in context, is the subject for this years Missional Learning Commons. In my opening presentation on Saturday morning, I hope to exposit in three easy P.’s what I have experienced are the issues we

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Converting from the Creation/Fall/Redemption Story to the Kingdom Story: McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy (Post 2)


Tweet In Kingdom Conspiracy, Scot McKnight challenges Christians to get their stories straight … or should I say … their Story straight. Christians growing up in the West, under the tutelage of the protestant Reformation, have primarily read the Bible

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Skinny Jeans and Pleated Pants Kingdom: McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy (Post 1)


Tweet In Scot McKnight’s latest book, Kingdom Conspiracy, he has an axe to grind. He’s doing some honest complaining. The way he sees it, the word “Kingdom” has become muddled. The phrase “Kingdom of God” has lost its moorings. It

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The New Evangelism: The Evangelism of Presence in Post Christendom

Tweet Once the Christendom social consensus is gone, I believe the character of evangelism changes dramatically. Now it must takes place in the actual presence of someone. By “presence of someone,” I mean a space must be cultivated between myself

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On Keeping Jesus in “the Way of Jesus”: “The Way of Jesus” as an Empty-Signifier


Tweet Last week I asked on twitter/FB Why has following in “the way of Jesus” become more a popular descriptor of Christian discipleship than simply “following Jesus?” Have you noticed? “The way of Jesus” has taken the place of “following

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“I am a racist”: My Speech at the Church and Post-Christian Culture Conference


Tweet Below are three excerpts from a speech entitled “I am a racist” that I gave at the “Church and Post Christian Culture” Conference, put on by several Anabaptist denominations, some evangelical churches, and Missio Alliance last month. The goal

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David Fitch
Betty R. Lindner Professor of Theology
Northern Seminary
DMin in Missional Leadership
Prodigal Christianity
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