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The ReChurch 2014 Meetings in St Catharines. See you all Novemver 15th?    

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On A Third Way on LGBTQ Issues: Some Differences Between Wendy VanderWal-Gritter and Myself

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A couple weeks ago Jonathan Merritt (of RNS) interviewed Wendy VanderWal-Gritter about “a third way–for Christians on the ‘gay issue.’” Wendy is the author of the new book Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church. She’s exec director

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Posted in Ecclesiology, LGBTQ Issues, Missional Leadership, Neo-Anabaptist

Can Twitter Save the World? On Christians Tweeting For Justice in Ferguson and other places in the world.

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I have a general rule in my life: stay away from conflicts that are more than a driving distance away. I believe that conflict is best engaged relationally, under the Lordship of Christ, whether everyone involved is a believer or

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Posted in Cultivating Mission, Incarnational, Neo-Anabaptist, Racial Reconciliation

Teaching a Doctoral Seminar This Week!

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I won’t be posting this week. I’m teaching a seminar on Congregational Formation in and for Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary. I’ll also be tweeting less, on FB less (mainly because I read less during weeks like this!). Response to

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True theological education is a “there” and “back” exercise

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Last week I tweeted/facebooked It is not enough to be the smartest person in the room. Someone normal must be able to understand you. #NoteToYoungPhDGraduates It opened up an interesting discussion on FB. There were some who joked about sending

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Church Cannibalism: Should Pastors be Called Out for Pac-Man Tactics?

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There are churches in America who regularly move into a new locale, set up a “site” complete with video screen, 8 or 9 pastors, an array of religious goods and services, a massive children’s ministry, a spectacular worship band and

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In lieu of this week’s post … Commencement

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 room

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Desire is Essential: A Little Riff On The “Unthought” Behind All The Sexual Controversies

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Warning: This is a post which depends on some knowledge of Foucault, Coakley, even Zizek and McIntyre. Read at your own risk. I probably can’t reply to comments asking me to outline the thought of these thinkers. Sorry ——————– There

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On Posting Dirty Laundry … about Mark Driscoll and other asundry mega church pastors.

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Recently, on Twitter and Facebook, I linked to a blog post from the former Director of Resurgence, Mike Anderson, on his departure from Mars Hill Church and his association with Mark Driscoll. It was a revealing post. It could be

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Contextual Theology in One Diagram

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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 stage

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