I have invited some friends to begin a dialogue this week on their blogs (hopefully the first of many such opportunities for interaction) about Churches of Christ and the missional conversation.
The synchroblog is structured as follows:
Monday -Why the missional conversation in Churches of Christ is important.
Wednesday - The challenges that the missional conversation presents to Churches of Christ.
Friday - The strengths of our theological heritage that enable us to both enter and contribute to the larger missional conversation.
The days in between (Tuesday, Thursday, and the weekend) are meant to give time for interaction and engagement with the conversation. I will be posting links as soon as I become aware of them.
Here is my take on Why the missional conversation in Churches of Christ is important.
- Scripture is central for Churches of Christ and a missional theology helps us to read "with the grain" of the Biblical narrative in deeper ways than we might have before.
- As a movement we have made much of the Church and a missional theology helps us to refocus the Church into its proper place in the larger Mission of God.
- We have a rich heritage with some theological giants who gave great gifts to the wider church. A missional theology enables us to return to our roots in the Restoration Movement and regift these treasures to the contemporary church.
I want to take some time tomorrow to try and explain why I think these are so important. But for now, is there anything you would add?