God’s Mission – Worksheet

The following is a short worksheet/Bible study on God’s mission and our role in it that I’m using with the Young Life student staff in LA. God’s Mission: Genesis to Revelation I’ve heard them described as the “navy seals” of Christians. They’re sometimes talked about as an “elite” bunch, while everyone else sort of justContinue reading “God’s Mission – Worksheet”

Who do Missiologists Answer to?

In an entry on “Missiology” in the Encyclopedia of Protestantism, Wilbert Shenk offers, what I take, to be a pretty broad definition of missiology. According to him it is the academic study of all dimensions of the Christian mission. He includes several aspects of what “all dimensions” actually refers to, including, “biblical and theological foundations,”Continue reading “Who do Missiologists Answer to?”

How I Got into Analytic Theology (The Long Version)

A while ago I posted a link about how I got into Analytic Theology. That was a shortened version of my story (due to word count limits). Here is the original “long” version. When I first set foot onto UCLA’s campus, with its Romanesque Revival style architecture and green rolling hills, I was in awe.Continue reading “How I Got into Analytic Theology (The Long Version)”

Book Review – Visions of Vocation by Steven Garber

What the heck am I supposed to be doing with my life? Working with college students I hear that question all the time. It seems like it is a perpetual mystery among college age/post-college age adults. To be honest it seems to be a perpetual mystery for myself as well. In recent years we haveContinue reading “Book Review – Visions of Vocation by Steven Garber”

Missiology Book Review: Creating a Missional Culture (Part 2)

So last time I did what any book review is supposed to do, I summarized the contents of the book. This time I want to talk about the book’s strengths and weaknesses. Positives A good understanding of Culture and how culture works. Its evident that he draws quite a bit of his understanding of cultureContinue reading “Missiology Book Review: Creating a Missional Culture (Part 2)”

Missiology Book Review: Creating a Missional Culture (Part 1)

A few months ago I had lunch with the author of Creating a Missional Culture, we ended up going to eat at a Thai place near my church. Being from East Hollywood, JR Woodward was used to some really good authentic Thai food, so walking into the restaurant we were having lunch at I couldContinue reading “Missiology Book Review: Creating a Missional Culture (Part 1)”

Missiology: Urban Mission Part 6 – Cities as a Part of God’s Mission

Over the next few days I will be posting some thoughts on an issue facing the future of the church, namely the explosion of urban populations. I will start by taking a look at some of the issues brought up by the urban explosion, and I will conclude by reflecting upon how the Gospel addressesContinue reading “Missiology: Urban Mission Part 6 – Cities as a Part of God’s Mission”