Friday, November 7, 2008

Missional Community (part 4)

J.R. Woodward summarizes N.T. Wright's description of the mission of the church from Surprised by Hope, one of the best books I've read this year.

Money Quote (from Wright):

...evangelism will always come as a surprise. You mean there is more? There is a new world, and it has already begun, and it works by healing and forgiveness and new starts and fresh energy? Yes, answers the church, and it comes about as people worship the God in whose image they are made, as they follow the Lord who bore their sins and rose from the dead, as they are indwelt by his Spirit and thereby given new life, a new way of life, a new zest for life.

2 comments:

  1. Joel,

    Glad you enjoyed that post. What a great book. Much grace to you. Peace.

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  2. Joel,

    Glad you enjoyed that post. What a great book. Much grace to you. Peace.

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