Wednesday, April 04, 2007
how is missional different from the others?
I posted this particular Desiring God National Conference 2006 video because my previous post "the missional switch" raised some very interesting observations in the comments section. Here Mark Driscoll, a key note speaker at the conference, makes the distinction between missional churches from other emerging movements.
Like Mike, I am beginning to have a distaste in my mouth for the term incarnational. While I agree mostly with the missiological method associated with the term ...
living as Christ among a culture, contextualizing one's witness removing cultural stumbling blocks so that the Gospel might be clear to those within a particular culture
... my discomfort with the word lies in its definition which I believe is best understood as referring solely to the Divine becoming human in Christ.
Perhaps a different term can be devised.
Fall of 2006, Desiring God hosted their annual conference in which modern-day heros discussed "The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World".
Desiring God National Conference 2006 videos may be viewed here or downloaded from iTunes.
Audio of conference peakers John Piper, D. A. Carson, Tim Keller, Mark Driscoll, Vodie Baucham (I wish he was scheduled to preach here before I leave in May.), and David Wells may be accessed here.
(Great! Now Mike's going to be disappointed all over again because I did not attend the conference.)
The above is largely the result of a late-night conversation between Mike and me.