How to tell the biblical story in a way that makes a difference

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21 Jan 2022

I am trying to give serious thought these days to how the church goes about its “mission” (for want of a better word). The methodology is usually pragmatic: the church as it currently is, in its various institutional forms, faces challenges of numerical decline or social irrelevance, and asks what needs to change in order to fix the problem. There may well be some point to that, but I am firmly of the view that the several approaches that the modern church takes to mission (salvationist, expansionist, consumerist, conformist, self-preservationist, liberationist, and who knows what) connect only rather haphazardly with the biblical storyline.

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