Here's Mark Vitalis Hoffman at the Lutheran Theological Seminary
in Gettysburg talking about the new masters degree in religion and media
that Gettysburg and Luther are entering into together. I'll be co-teaching the first course in the program with Kristin Largen
from Gettysburg. That course will take place in an intensive two week format at the end of August on Gettysburg's campus. I hope you'll share news of this opportunity with missional leaders -- Gettysburg is even offering great funding …
Nice to see that The Christian Century is finally able to see what some of us in this movement have known for a long time -- God is drawing forth new communities all over the place! We particularly enjoy seeing our own Mary Sue Dreier quoted approvingly.
By Sandy Troyan, MA Senior in Children, Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary
Edited & posted by Keith Long, MDiv Senior concentrating in Children, Youth and Family Ministry and Congregational Leadership and Mission at Luther Seminary
The conversation is alive, yet holds two dominate perspectives:
1. I am aware that the world around me is different. Things look different. People are different. And the very nature of our wants and needs are much different.
2. I am aware of the world …
How do we, in the missional church movement, deal with the pain we feel as we listen to the discussion following the shooting of Trayvon Martin? I fear that silence here could be misinterpreted. I think that those of us who carry white skin privilege can not remain silent. Silence is complicity, as the bumper sticker says.
Racism killed Trayvon Martin.
Yes, an individual Florida man held up his gun and pulled the trigger. But that man's life was shaped and formed by a country founded …
Gary Simpson offers some insights into how the confessional and missional are spliced together: