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.

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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 October 30, 2013 at 12:49am

Young Adults Who Abandon Faith May Have 'Lukewarm' Upbringing

http://www.religiontoday.com/news/young-adults-who-abandon-faith-ma...

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Atheists losing ground as Christianity surgesMilitant atheists, are losing ground worldwide. Richard Dawkins is considered by many to be a 'strong atheist,' meaning he does not believe there is any chance of the existence of any gods--not all atheists agree.

Despite the rise of aggressive atheism in the US, this study shows that atheism is actually dropping worldwide, to only 1.8% of the world population.

Comment by James Nored on July 27, 2013 at 3:48pm



World's Hottest Porn Star Gives Life to God

Here is a great story of Jenna Presley, once named by Maxim magazine the hottest woman on the planet, who gave up a life making pornographic films to follow Jesus.

Comment by James Nored on July 27, 2013 at 2:35pm

Here is an article from a Millennial on Why Millennials Are Leaving the Church.

Comment by James Nored on July 27, 2013 at 12:40pm

Pope Francis to bishops: Get out of your churches

Even the pope is going missional!

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he leaves the Cathedral of St. Sebastian on July 27 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Comment by James Nored on July 25, 2013 at 9:23pm



Here is an article on "U.S. city looks to penalize Bible believers"
Read more at http://mobile.wnd.com/2013/07/u-s-city-looks-to-penalize-bible-beli... 

Comment by James Nored on July 24, 2013 at 1:40pm

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Here is an article that makes the bold claim that religion will largely disappear by 2041, based on the theory that more affluent countries are more atheistic.

http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/7/24/-religion-to-...

Comment by James Nored on July 20, 2013 at 5:28pm

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Here is an article, "Young Evangelicals Are Getting High" about a counter-cultural trend where some young evangelicals are ditching the community church culture for high church culture (Catholicism, Presbyterianism, etc.).

http://thechristianpundit.org/2013/07/17/young-evangelicals-are-get...

 

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