• Theology and Practice of Mission

Theology and Practice of Mission

God, the Church, and the Nations

Theology disconnected from mission is not Christian theology at all. The pastors, professors, and missionaries writing Theology and Practice of Mission provide a clear biblical-theological framework for understanding the church’s mission to the nations. Toward that goal, the book holds three major sections: God’s mission, the church’s mission, and the church’s mission to the nations.

Part one explores the canon of Christian Scripture from narrative and systematic angles, explaining how the mission of God-to redeem a people who will be a kingdom of priests to the praise of his glory, bear witness to his gospel, advance his church, and dwell with him forever on a new heaven and earth-is communicated in the Bible’s four movements: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration.

Part two sees the mission of God’s people in the light of God’s mission, emphasizing not only preaching and church planting but also gospel witness in every dimension of human culture-glorifying God in family, church, work, community, through the arts, sciences, education, business, and the public square. The writers encourage us to live missionally, leaving all of our resources at God’s disposal for the sake of his kingdom.

Finally, part three contends that the North American church must come to terms with its missional calling-just as international missionaries do-and gives a starting point and parameters for conceiving the church’s mission to all people groups and cultural contexts. Chapters here include ones on unreached people groups, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Postmoderns.

about the author

Bruce Riley Ashford is Provost/Dean of the Faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Professor of Theology and Culture. He is a Senior Fellow in Public Theology at the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (Cambridge, U.K.) and a Research Fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He is the coauthor of One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics, author of Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians, and a regular contributor to Fox News Opinion, the gospel Coalition, and The Daily Caller.

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  • isbn: 9780805464122
  • status: Active
  • season: Fall 2011
  • publish date: 09/01/2011
  • pages: 352
  • carton quantity: 24
  • Theology and Practice of Mission, eBook

Theology and Practice of Mission, eBook

God, the Church, and the Nations

Theology disconnected from mission is not Christian theology at all. The pastors, professors, and missionaries writing Theology and Practice of Mission provide a clear biblical-theological framework for understanding the church’s mission to the nations. Toward that goal, the book holds three major sections: God’s mission, the church’s mission, and the church’s mission to the nations.

Part one explores the canon of Christian Scripture from narrative and systematic angles, explaining how the mission of God-to redeem a people who will be a kingdom of priests to the praise of his glory, bear witness to his gospel, advance his church, and dwell with him forever on a new heaven and earth-is communicated in the Bible’s four movements: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration.

Part two sees the mission of God’s people in the light of God’s mission, emphasizing not only preaching and church planting but also gospel witness in every dimension of human culture-glorifying God in family, church, work, community, through the arts, sciences, education, business, and the public square. The writers encourage us to live missionally, leaving all of our resources at God’s disposal for the sake of his kingdom.

Finally, part three contends that the North American church must come to terms with its missional calling-just as international missionaries do-and gives a starting point and parameters for conceiving the church’s mission to all people groups and cultural contexts. Chapters here include ones on unreached people groups, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Postmoderns.

about the author

Bruce Riley Ashford is Provost/Dean of the Faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Professor of Theology and Culture. He is a Senior Fellow in Public Theology at the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (Cambridge, U.K.) and a Research Fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He is the coauthor of One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics, author of Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians, and a regular contributor to Fox News Opinion, the gospel Coalition, and The Daily Caller.

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details

  • isbn: 9781433675423
  • status: Active
  • season: Fall 2011
  • publish date: 03/01/2011
  • pages: 352

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