Intercultural mutuality implies a working relationship between people of different cultures, based upon a mutual inter-cultural appreciation and compatibility of gifts, talents, characteristics and culture—all of which is rooted in a shared, vocational commitment to serving God’s eternal purpose, the missio Dei.
The great test of the validity and value of authentic spirituality is not how it fares amidst the affirmation and celebration of cultic community, nor in the isolation of physical separation from the world’s hustle and bustle. It is rather how it fares when brought right up alongside and against those places … Continue reading Spirituality
My father wanted me to become a rabbi, just as his father had wanted him to be. For the past 2000 years or so, any Orthodox Jew who wanted his son to become a rabbi would send him to a Hebrew School called a yeshiva, also called a bet hamidrash, a “house of research.” The name comes from the words bet, meaning “house” and doresh which means “to seek, ask, question or research.”
From the very first day in the yeshiva, our textbook was the Torah. Continue reading “Bet Hamidrash”
Through the River—Understanding Assumptions About Truth Hirst, Hirst, and Hiebert 2009—200pp. A review. Jon and Mindy Hirst present teachings absorbed by the authors from a book by Dr Paul Hiebert (1999), using a visual analogy, based upon three communities of people living in different ways … Continue reading Through the River
Christianity is not a religious option. It is a call to service. What we think of as Christianity is a historic faith. A faith focused upon a story of stories, describing real, historic, faith-related events that took place within the larger history of the world. And … Continue reading Christianity is not a religious option
Lesslie Newbigin, 1995, 250pp.
There is no participation in Christ without participation in his mission to the world.
In The Open Secret Lesslie Newbigin, missionary statesman and much loved former Bishop of South India, set outs his theology of mission, in two complementary phases. (more…)
The church is always in a state of crisis; its greatest shortcoming is that it is only occasionally aware of it.Dutch missiologist, Hendrick Kraemer (1888 – 1965)
quoted in Transforming Mission, David J Bosch