Dr. Christian Scharen reflects upon the need for deep attention to culture as a way of discerning the big questions people are really asking:
By Mary Sue Dreier
Missio Dei (Latin for "mission of God") has become one of the catchphrases of the missional church conversation. The phrase itself has a story to tell which illustrates the insights, importance, and implications it has for our future as a church in mission.
Missio Dei was coined to express the essence of the conversation when Christian churches from around the world gathered in 1952 in post-World War II Germany (Willingen) for an international council on mission. The twentieth …