James Nored's Blog – September 2010 Archive (7)

Missional Thought of the Day - We Can Achieve Nothing Without God





in his new book, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream, author David Platt exposes many ways in which the American dream and American ideals are contrary to the gospel. One American myth that he exposes is that we can do anything on our own through hard work and American ingenuity. He…

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Added by James Nored on September 16, 2010 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Missional Thought of the Day - Missional People Should Not Be Allergic to Evangelism!

In his new book, Planting Churches in the 21st Century, Stuart Murray begins by talking about the move that some have tried to make away from the term "church planting," as for some, this has seemed too human planned and even imperialistic. This came from the observation that…

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Added by James Nored on September 15, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Missional Thought of the Day - Spiritual Disciplines are the Fuel for Mission

I just received L. Paul Jensen's book, Subversive Spirituality: Transforming Mission through the Collapse of Space and Time. In this work, Jensen shows the link between Spirituality--particularly Spiritual disciplines--and mission.


In a major section, Jensen looks at Jesus' life rhythms of…
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Added by James Nored on September 15, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Missional Thought of the Day - The Link Between Mission and Worship

John Piper begins his book, Let the Nations Be Glad, with the statement, "Missions exists because worship doesn't."


In his new book, The Mission of God's People, Christopher Wright has a chapter on worship and its relation to mission. He echoes Piper, stating that "the goal of all our mission is the worship and glory of the one true living God." He then defines both God's mission and our…
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Added by James Nored on September 14, 2010 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Missional Thought of the Day - My encounter with a Jehovah's Witness & Doorknocking

Just now I was sitting down, eating a bowl of cereal, when the doorbell rang. I got up to see who it was, and I saw a very formally dressed family. Interesting, it was a white wife and an African-American husband, with a cute little 6 or 7 year old son. I could read the word "Watchtower" on the top of one of their materials, and so I knew that they were Jehovah's Witnesses.…



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Added by James Nored on September 11, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Missional Thought of the Day - Only Multiplication Will Reach the US

In his book, The Multiplying Church, Bob Roberts says this:



"I have a vision and a dream. Let's start a thousand churches over the next ten years, each one running a minimum of two thousand members, and in just ten years we will turn America upside down with the gospel! That woudl work, right? Wrong--that scenario just happened over the past ten years, and…
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Added by James Nored on September 10, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

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