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What is the future of the Church? Subterranean


Dan White Jr has a new book out called Subterranean: Why the future of the Church is Rootedness and I’m thrilled to be a part of his “Blog Tour” for the book. I’m focusing on Chapter 8 which looks at being “Rooted in Locality”. 

Most of us have realised by now that things have changed for Christians in the West today.

Not only have they changed, but many aspects of what the church has always believed and practiced are being questioned to the point of being turned inside out by our culture today. As a result we are feeling a bit disoriented and many are desperately trying to find ways to go back to the way things were when the Church was at the centre of society. We felt a lot more in control back then. We knew how to “do” church back then. We understood our identity. Continue reading What is the future of the Church? Subterranean

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The Formation of a People of God

I  pastor a small to medium church sized church in a middle class suburb in Sydney Australia. Over the last year or so we have been moving from a mostly attractional model to a more missional model in the way that we ‘be’ and ‘do church’. As you can imagine, if you have tried to engage in this kind of journey with your church, you know that it’s not an easy one. Paradigm shifts are never all fun and what sounds exciting on paper, in reality turns out to be a bumbling, stumbling along kind of process. Avery Dulles in his book Models of Church says about paradigm shifts

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