Missional Ministry in Today's Postmodern Culture

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Missional Ministry in Today's Postmodern Culture

This group was created to share ideas, resources, and dialogue for those who want to understand how to do missional ministry in today's postmodern culture. Includes generational issues and discussion as well.

Members: 57
Latest Activity: Oct 30, 2013

OD728 SL 2008.pdf - Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix Syllabus (Fuller '08)
Mission Shaped Church.pdf - This is a missions report that Eddie Gibbs, author of ChurchNext and co-author of Emerging Churches, pointed our postmoderism class at Fuller towards. It gives an analysis and prediction of different forms of church, both old and new, for the future.

Websites cited in Mnistry in the Postmodern Matrix class at Fuller
Reclaiming the Mission - the website of David Fitch, church planter and author of The Great Giveaway
The Church and Postmodern Culture - This is a website sponsored by Baker Books.
Out of Ur - This interesting blog has a number of writers and contribors, including Scott McKnight.
Nooma - These are 10-12 minutes videos by Rob Bell, pastor at Mars Hill. They are thought provocative and experiential, usually covering daily Christian living.
Emergent Village - Emergent Village is a particular "brand" of the emerging church movement and is at the left end of the movement.
Tony Jones' Blog - Tony Jones is a controversial figure within the emerging church movement, considered to be on the left. He recently stepped down from his position at Emergent Village
Red Letter Christians - This is an evangelical movement that seeks to uphold the teachings of Jesus, particularly on social issues. They seek to not be beholden to the political left or the right.
Kairos LA - The website of the church that JR Woodward planted in East Hollywood.
Ecclessia Network - A relational network of churches, leaders, and movements to equip, partner, and multiply missional churches; Keith Matthews and JR Woodward are a part of this
A Primer on Today's Missional Church - A blog post of JR Woodward giving missional resources
The Association for Christian Character Development - A website of Dallas Willard and Dan Tocchini on transformation
The Ooze - Website created by Spencer Burke.

Additional Blogs/Sites on Postmodernism & MInistry
The Resurgance Blog - An outgrowth of the ministry of Mars Hill (Mark Driscoll). Driscoll and Mars Hill (Seattle) are considered to be on the right, fundamentalist end of the emerging movement. Suggested by Wes Woodell
Allelon - A fellowship of churches dedicated to reaching contemporary culture, establishing new communities of faith, and equipping existing churches. Suggested by Todd Spencer.

Discussion Forum

Millennials/Generation Y - 72% More Spiritual than Religious 2 Replies

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The New Aggressive Atheism - Part 2 6 Replies

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The New Aggressive Atheism - Part 1 4 Replies

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Testimonial video shows the amazing power of "Tarvuism" (it's not what you think!) 4 Replies

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What Spiritual Disciplines resources do you know of? 15 Replies

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John MacArthur on Emerging Church & Soteriology (Salvation) 1 Reply

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Mark Driscoll and the Emerging Church 9 Replies

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Comment by James Nored on August 16, 2012 at 11:59am

Here is an ABC News article that indicates that 40 percent of teens engage in oral sex. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/cdc-40-percent-teens-oral-sex/story?id...

Comment by James Nored on July 25, 2012 at 12:03am

The Bible is replaced with Fifty Shades of Grey in an English hotel. Sad. http://ning.it/PhxuEP

Comment by Peter Horne on June 26, 2012 at 4:18pm

I didn't really know where to post this, so hope this is appropriate.  I recently started a new blog, www.GodMeetsBall.blogspot.com.  It's an attempt to connect with GUYS who follow sports, but find church a bit whimpy.  It's more for Christians than the unsaved, but I hope there'll be crossover.  I'd love some ideas and suggestions!!

Comment by James Nored on June 24, 2012 at 11:04pm
Comment by James Nored on June 21, 2012 at 11:19pm
Here is a disturbing pew research poll on how many Millennials doubt the existence of God. http://www.people-press.org/2012/06/04/section-6-religion-and-socia...
Comment by James Nored on June 20, 2012 at 6:15pm

Here are some interesting developments with the Southern Baptists from their convention. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/southern-baptists-a...

Comment by James Nored on June 19, 2012 at 9:09am
Here is an article on an atheist that has become a Catholic. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/atheist-blogger-stuns-secular-commu...
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Comment by James Nored on June 5, 2012 at 12:06pm

Americans overwhelmingly believe in creationism or God-guided evolution. Only 15% percent believe in atheistic evolution.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/nearly-half-of-americans-believe-in...

Comment by James Nored on April 20, 2012 at 11:53pm

Vanderbilt Says Christian Club Can’t Require Leaders to be Devout Christians

Vanderbilt University forbids Christian student clubs from requiring club leaders to be Christians. Wow. Talk about the end of Christendom. This is active hostility towards Christianity and Christians. http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/vanderbilt-tells-g...

 

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