My Talk at the Slow Church Conference

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My talk at Slow Church Conference is up on their website. That’s me below addressing this great group of people. You can listen to it here. The title of my talk was “Why There is No Fast Ecclesiology in God’s

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Contextualizing the Gospel: The Entrance Point Leads to the Whole

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Growing up in Canada, (an intentionally bi-lingual country), I would read the cereal boxes every morning in both French and English. I would learn what French words meant in a French built around the vocabulary of breakfast cereal. It was

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“The Gospel Coalition” and Post-Christendom: Will it be a Coalition or an Expedition? 5 Years Later

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Five years ago now (May 2009) I wrote the post “The Gospel Coalition” and Post-Christendom: Will it be a Coalition or an Expedition? I asked some questions and worried about the then nascent Gospel Coalition as they emerged as an

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A Slow Ecclesiology or a Fast Ecclesiology?: Why There is No Fast Ecclesiology in God’s Mission

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I’m privileged to present at the Slow Church Conference in Indianapolis this week. I love this conference. I love this theme. The title of my talk will be “A Slow Ecclesiology or a Fast Ecclesiology?: Why There is No Fast

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World Vision and The Public Sport of Evangelical In-Fighting

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Watching Christians fight over LGBTQ relations has become entertaining sport for much of North American media. Because the average N American thinks about sex as a form of self-expression, such fighting appears incoherent. When churches start exhibiting vitriol, and publicly

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Chastening the mantra “God is at work in the world”: Lessons from WW2

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A couple days ago I posted on twitter/facebook the following (you can connect with me on fb/twitter via the side tab), To say “God is at work in the world, let us join with Him” requires a place where we

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Membership Has Its Practices: Membership in Missional Communities After Christendom

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Yesterday morning I posted on Twitter (@fitchest) : The local church doesn’t demand sanctification upon joining. It requires commitment to the communal processes of sanctification upon joining To me this is worth thinking about because it gets at the conundrum

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The Failed Arizona Anti-Gay Legislation: The Lesson for Christian Mission

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I have an involuntary knee-jerk reaction whenever I’m asked to support putting the power of the state behind a Christian moral conviction. And so, I naturally reacted negatively last week when I heard about the passage of the Arizona state

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On Fundamentally Changing the Expectations of Church-Planting

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Church planting in United States and Canada has been traditionally all about gathering a large crowd, making a big splash in a community and building a building.  Success is measured by how big and how fast.  Though I recognize there

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“God Used You To Destroy My World”: Preaching and Spiritual Formation

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Below is a repeat post from early last year after the Super Bowl. It gets at an issue I’ll be addressing in some depth at this year’s Ecclesia National Gathering: How preaching changes when we see the Bible as a

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