Saturday, April 29, 2006

emerging AD:missions 1

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

EXEMPLARY CHRISTIANS: Letter to Diogentes, Readings in World Mission, page 5.

So, how did early Christianity, birthed into a pluralistic and multi-cultural world, become in the space of several centuries the dominant world religion? The answer, for Diogentes, is a lifestyle of influence. “They do not live in cities of their own; they do not use a peculiar form of speech; they do not follow an eccentric manner of life.” Reading Diogentes, I am struck by the fact that residents are not alien.

A marginalised faith can never retreat. Rather, mission is influence through lifestyle. This early emerging church was in-culture. Emerging churches are encouraged to be in-culture.

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

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