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In lieu of this week’s post … Commencement

Tweet I’m so swamped this week I won’t get to blogging. I’ll be back next week. In place of my regular post, I offer this great video on Northern Seminary’s Commencement last month. Notice Scot McKnight’s excitement in the robing

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Contextual Theology in One Diagram

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Tweet I’m in the middle of teaching Thesis Design for the Doctoral program in Missional Leadership at Northern Seminary. I’m the director of this program. This is the capstone course of the program which moves the student into thesis-research writing

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Submission/Subordination – Two Misunderstood Words in the Anabaptist Vocabulary

Tweet There are two words which I find immensely important to the leadership of the church and its cultural engagement. Yet these same two words are almost universally despised by the average Western Christian because of the baggage they carry

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Albert Mohler-Stanley Hauerwas: An Interesting Exchange

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Tweet This past week, Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, posted an interview he did with Stanley Hauerwas. Fascinating interview it was. You can listen to the entire interview or get it in transcript form HERE. As I

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The Dynamics of the Way Congregations Form: My New Course at Fuller

Tweet I think this is really important. Congregations gather around bad dynamics and good ones. Ones that play on anger and fear, and ones that draw us into the fullness of Jesus Christ. (I once called these the “empty politic”

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Is the Church Jesus? Arguing for a Closer Relationship between Jesus, His Reign and the Church, and being alright with that!

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Tweet Warning theological post. May require some familiarity with theological jargon. Sorry : Several months ago Englewood Review of Books published an extensive review of Prodigal Christianity by Christian Amondson. It was a negative review. There were several theological misses

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In honor of Dr Martin Luther King

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Tweet “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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Ten Best Theological Posts of 2013

Tweet I don’t always write theology here at ReclaimingTheMission. I’m often writing pastoral reflections on actual church situations in mission. When I write theology, I try not to write academic theology here on this blog. I hope to write theology

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How Do Churches Choose Its Leaders?

Tweet This is a guest post by Ty Grigg, co-pastor at Life on the Vine.   Recently at Life on the Vine, we sensed that we needed to call more people as shepherds (or elders) who could bring their gifts

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No Twitter, No Facebook, No Blog. I’m on The Road To Indiana and Ohio

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Tweet I’m on the road with the Church of the Brethren this week. Here’s my  schedule. Hope to see some of you along the way. I’ll be back facebooking, twittering and blogging ASAP after my return. If you’re interested in

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