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By Jason Fowler on 03/26/2013
May we return to this revelation that if we are to truly be His students and followers we must know Christ as our Passover lamb…
By Jason Fowler on 11/08/2012
We must develop a deeper Christian imagination of the future…How you view the end of the story deeply shapes and informs how you live your life now. We all have a view of the future. And from that view we live backwards in the present.
By Jason Fowler on 09/01/2012
We have become exiles…We have forgotten that the summation of GOD’s plan of redemption is not us going to Heaven, but Heaven coming to Earth. The end of the story and our forgotten future is GOD’s New Creation.
Posted in Features, Theology, Voice of One Calling | Tagged church, culture, dualism, earth, embodying our faith, eschatology, GOD, Gospel, heaven, incarnational faith, Jesus, missional theology, new earth, the body, Theology, Wendell Berry, Whole-life Christian faith | 10 Responses
By Jason Fowler on 04/06/2012
Jesus had indeed come to unleash GOD’s kingdom but it was an upside-down kingdom…The greatest irony is that Jesus didn’t come to overthrow Rome but to disarm the empire that is rooted in our human hearts…
By Jason Fowler on 04/30/2011
We are invited to a Jesus-centric spirituality- a whole-life discipleship- an all encompassing transformation that relies on the central reality of our belief- of Jesus as Lord and Messiah. But without His resurrection His lordship over our lives would be nothing more than a religious facade…
Posted in Features, Theology, Voice of One Calling | Tagged Christ, Christian discipleship, Christianity, Christless Christianity, church renewal, discipleship, GOD, Jesus, Messiah, missional discipleship, religion, resurrection, Theology, whole-life discipleship, Yeshua | Leave a response
By Jason Fowler on 01/16/2011
This is a powerful series of short videos featuring Alan Hirsch, missiologist, a key figure in the missional church movement and author of Untamed: Reactivating A Missional Form of Discipleship, The Forgotten Ways and other books. Be warned- you may start asking dangerous questions after watching these…
Posted in Theology, Videos | Tagged Alan Hirsch, church, communitas, Community and Ecclesia, contextual missions, culture, ecclesiology, Jesus, leadership, Misseo Dei, mission, missional, movements, Theology, VERGE, video | 2 Responses
By Jason Fowler on 06/25/2010
Jesus taught us to call GOD ‘poppa’- a blasphemous intimacy for the religious people of his day- but when Poppa seems to have withdrawn how do you maintain your trust in Him?…
By Stuart Murray Williams on 04/27/2010
Growing numbers of Christians from various traditions have rediscovered Anabaptism and have found its insights inspiring and challenging. It has developed alternative models of mission, church, discipleship and spirituality and has much to offer…
Posted in Church & World History, Features, Theology | Tagged a new St. Benedict, anabaptism, Anabaptist Network, celtic christianity, Christian discipleship, Intentional Christian Community, New Monasticism, new monastics, Northumbria Community, radical Christian faith, Stuart Murray, Stuart Murray Williams, Whole-life Christian faith | 4 Responses
By Jason Fowler on 04/02/2010
Like the seed that dies, that gives itself up for life to come forth, JESUS as The Seed was placed in a tomb. Buried in darkness, for three days He ‘germinated’. Ironically, when He rose from the dead Mary Magdalene thought He was the gardener.
By Christine Sine on 04/02/2010
Perhaps one reason God created human beings to tend the garden is because God knew that it is in its midst that we connect most intimately to the character and ways of our Creator. Yet much theology about creation care focuses more on preserving wilderness areas and overcoming pollution than on the joy of gardening.
Posted in Features, Food & Agriculture, Theology | Tagged christian faith, Christine Sine, Creation Care, faith and gardening, faith-based community gardens, Gardening, gardening and theology, Gardening With GOD, Theology | Leave a response