1/25/2001

Ruthless Realism and the Situation in which the Church actually finds Itself: Mission in the 21st Century:

From the Essay, first published on Louie Crew's Anglican Pages:

"I believe there is no more important question facing the churches as they continue their work and witness in the twenty-first century than the question of the focus of mission. If that focus draws the several churches throughout the world together, the promise and prayer of a church universal will come closer to being realized, if not we will perpetuate the smorgasbord of churches marketed for their niche. And for Anglicans the effort to strive for a common mission will be central to our unity and community.
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"mission in the 21st Century will have to be focused not on this or that “people group” or on attracting this or that “generation” but on the complex human organism made up of individuals, groups, tribes and nations, that constitute the global and urbanized culture. The work will be hard, for mission will increasingly require “thinking globally and acting locally” in ways that the “age of missions” can hardly have prepared us for.
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2 comments:

  1. This article first appeared on Louie Crew's Anglican Pages and began his series titled, "Do Justice." As this blog is developed it will become clear just how much of what I have written has been the product of challenge by Dr. Crew, and his wonderful work in making dialogue possible on the web.

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  2. You mean this article is duplicate?

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