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All our zeal in penultimate

Walter Brueggemann, Professor of Old Testament, argues that the tension between “evangelism” and “social action” grows out of a deep misunderstanding. To posit tension between evangelism and social action amounts to a deep distortion of both and is in the end a phony...

Subverting the Status Quo

I’ve been reading Walter Brueggemann’s Deep Memory, Exuberant Hope. I love the way he looks at the “thickness of the text.” He argues that the preachers and teachers of the gospel are to “invite, empower and equip the community to...

Kindle the Missional Imagination

“The imagination is how things get done. You have to cultivate creativity.”-Russell Simmons How do we lead faculty and students to engage mission as a way of life? As movement leaders, we’re always in the process of directing our movement’s...

Paul Pierson on Characteristics of Spiritual Movements

So what does a spiritual movement look like? Dr Paul Pierson, missions history prof at Fuller, and a pastor at Hollywood Presbyterian Church, compiled a very helpful list of characterstics of renewal movements and sent them to Andrew over at tallskinykiwi ....