Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

How Missional is Missional?

March 30, 2007

Moving from the theological tower to the churchplanting trenches, more than my clothes have changed. In this transition I have been exposed to the broken-in look of various theological concepts. In particular, I have in mind the theological notion and practical understanding and expression of being missional. If “missional” is hot and hip among young evangelicals, its blazing and blown-up among churchplanters. I guess I am hot and hip, if in using the word missional we are referring to taking

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Douglas Wilson on Courtship Questions

March 30, 2007

Justin posted this list of questions by Douglas Wilson for father’s to interrogate ask their daughter’s potential boyfriends suitors. I really liked number twelve about the guy’s GPA in college (!). Read them and consider whether or not they are questions you would ask. Why or why not? 1. Tell me about your spiritual background. What was your church upbringing like? At what point did your spiritual experience become real to you? Have you ever had a period of spiritual

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The Forgotten Ways

March 29, 2007

Has anyone read The Forgotten Ways, by Alan Hirsch?  It looks very interesting in its proposed retooling of current paradigms and expressions of N American church.

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Missions and Missiology Texts

March 27, 2007

Aaron recently asked for my recommendations on missiology texts, so I thought I would post for anyone to check them out. Aaron, please feel free to specify, if you are interested in a particular aspect of missions and missiology. I will try to recommend texts from several different angles. I will leave many out but include books that I have found particularly insightful or helpful. Feel free to add to the list! In no particular order: 1) Anthropological Reflections on

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