Sunday, April 30, 2006

emerging AD:missions 2

emergingadmission1.jpg a series of posts called emerging AD:missions; reflecting on the emerging church in light of mission thinking.

DIVINE TRUTH THROUGH PHILOSOPHY: Clement of Alexandria, Readings in World Mission, page 5-7.

While Jesus was a wandering rural peasant, it did not take long for Christianity to become an urban faith.

Alexandria was a city of 1 million people noted for it’s intellectual life. The very presence of the writings of Clement remind me that an emerging church can Incarnate faith in philosophers cafes of our urban centres. How?

Clement experiences the philosophy that is his contemporary cultural world as gift. Contemporary culture is “preparation paving the way for him who is perfected in Christ.”

How willing is the emerging church to watch film, listen to pop culture, dialogue with postmodern philosophers, and so (like Clement) find a seedbed for Christianity to grow? What are the skills, environments and narratives needed for this initial contemporary cultural dialogue to be perfected in Christ, in whom is hidden all the treasures and wisdom.

For an introduction to emerging AD:missions, go here.
For all the posts in this series go here.

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