Discerning Mission

Reflecting on ecclesiology and ethnography

Back in May, Dr. Chris Scharen hosted a two-day conference at Luther which explored the interplay of ecclesiology and ethnography . Here Dr. Terri Elton offers some reflections on the meeting, and poses questions worth pondering:

What does it mean to bridge theology, in particular ecclesiology, and the social sciences? Is pursing such a bridge even a worthy endeavor? What motivates the search for this bridge? What benefit does such a pursuit have for the greater good?

In the room, ruminating on

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Ecclesiology and ethnography

How might qualitative research engage with theological research in a congregational setting? Dr. Pete Ward has some suggestions:

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How To Start a Church Without Money

Humble Walk mission developer, Rev. Jodi Houge, reflects on the benefits of being broke.

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Good question: what's the difference between worshiping together and worshiping at the same time?

From time to time we plan to post a "good question" at this blog, and deliberately invite responses. (We're overjoyed, of course, whenever anyone responds to any post here.)

This time I thought we could ask the same question Jodi-Renee Adams is asking in her very thoughtful blog essay on worship and spiritual formation . Amongst other questions she asks " what's the difference between worship together and worship at the same time? " Her essay offers a very thoughtful reflection on ecclesiology.

What

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