Working Definition of “Missional”

A Missional Method for Constructive Theology (Part 3) The Meaning of Missional It has been nearly twenty years since the publication of Missional Church, which introduced the term missional into mainstream theological discourse in North America. Equally as important, it has been nearly forty years since Lesslie Newbigin published The Open Secret, which purported toContinue reading “Working Definition of “Missional””

My Thesis

A Missional Method for Constructive Theology (Part 2) Missional theology is a movement without a method—a movement with many methods. Born of interculturality, contextualism, and an adaptive instinct, the missional disposition entails a certain eclecticism, even a methodological relativism. Indeed, the commitment to mission precedes the question of method and judges the demand for methodologicalContinue reading “My Thesis”

A Missional Method?

A Missional Method for Constructive Theology (Part 1) Constructive theology inevitably involves a method. Even theologians like Jürgen Moltmann, who said of his own method, “The road emerged only as I walked it,” operate with an “implicit method.”[1. Jürgen Moltmann, Experiences in Theology: Ways and Forms of Christian Theology, trans. Margaret Kohl (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2000),Continue reading “A Missional Method?”