Mission-shaped Questions

Mission-shaped Questions : Defining Issues for Today's Church

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In 2004 Mission-shaped Church presented a challenge to church leaders. Now Mission-Shaped Questions addresses the big theological and practical issues that have arisen. Drawn from a range of Anglican and Methodist backgrounds, the highly-respected contributors take an incisive look at church and its future. They tackles questions such as: What exactly is church? Can we develop churches that can transform culture? Can we be mission-shaped and kingdom-focused too? These contributions are an essential read for anyone committed to the future of church and mission.

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 14mm | 360g
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations, map
  • 0715141538
  • 9780715141533
  • 167,482

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* Steven Croft (editor) is the Archbishops' Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions. * Loveday Alexander is Professor of Biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield and Canon Theologian at Chester Cathedral. * Martyn Atkins President of the Methodist Conference. * Lynda Barley is Head of Research for the Archbishops' Council. * Tim Dakin is General Secretary of the Church Mission Society. * John Drane is at the School of Theology in Fuller Seminary, California. * James Dunn is Professor of Divinity at Durham, a Methodist Local Preacher and a lay Canon of Durham Cathedral. * John Hull teaches in The Queen's Foundation, Birmingham. * Alison Morgan is a minister, writer and theologian. * Angela Tilby is Vicar of St Benet's, Cambridge. * Graham Tomlin is Dean of St Mellitus College. * Lindsay Urwin OGS is a professed member of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd and is a founder member of the Archbishops' College of Evangelists. * Martin Warner is Canon Pastor of St Paul's Cathedral, London. * David Wilkinson is Principal of St John's College Durham and Wesley Lecturer in Divinity in the University of Durham.

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'If we are to grow and mature as a mixed economy Church, there are hard questions to be asked and answered. We need first-class thinking to back up and support all that is happening at local level. I hope this collection will get the attention it richly deserves.' -- former Archbishop Rowan Williams 'I hope Mission-shaped Questions will help capture the imagination of those who think that the Fresh Expressions movement sits lightly to theology.' -- Archbishop John Sentamu 'At last! A book on mission which doesn't duck questions or offer simplistic answers.' -- Vivienne Faull, Dean of Leicester 'Exciting, challenging, difficult, hopeful - this book marks a decisive shift. Mission is the new culture and the old questions about church now have a vital currency.' -- Simon Downham, Vicar/Senior Pastor, St Paul's Church, Hammersmith 'Wise, big picture stuff, rooted in real life.' -- Lucy Moore, Associate Missioner for Fresh Expressions and part of the leadership team of Messy Church

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