Wednesday, December 15, 2004

essential missiology

I’m busy marking student assignments. This is a complex task, that reflects both on me and my abilities as a lecturer, and students, and there abilities as students.

The Gospel and post-Christian assignments have, to date, been underpinned by missiology. Not reaction, not relevance , not cool but the awareness of mission, of being a language learner.

It’s a joy to read, because they have potentially grasped their lecturer’s passion – the gospel in post-Christian culture, the emerging church, as missionary engagement with the world that God loves.

Posted by steve at 01:46 PM


  1. Excellent. When I did that course I found it really good but some in the class felt the missiological dimension needed to be brought out more explicitly. It was there but it required the student make the jumps themselves which was hard work when they were wrestling with some of the concepts in the course.

    Comment by StephenG — December 15, 2004 @ 4:57 pm

  2. i took the course last year and loved it, i think i ‘thrived’ in it (especially enjoyed a couple of the guest speakers!!). it wasn’t explicity missional, but what i began learning (the process doesn’t seem to end) has deeply influenced my thinking for my missions major and research paper. glad you’re enjyoing the marking process! must be exciting to find your students are ‘getting it’.

    Comment by christina — December 16, 2004 @ 9:46 am

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