A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story
Unpacks the missional nature of the church by tracing its role in the biblical story and exploring contemporary outworkings and implications.
ebook, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Baker Academic
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Jan 14, 2012 Craig Hurst rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
For over the last year the buzz in ecclesiology has been the discussion of the missional church. “If your church is not missional then it is not fulfilling God’s purpose”, is the cry of many. It is probably fair to say that much of the conversation concerning the missional church has been held in the arena of practical ecclesiology. That is, describing what a missional church looks like as it lives out the mission in its local context. While the church needs a practical vision for the mission of...more
I can't think of a better book of its kind. The fact that Goheen writes with a specific focus on missional church is a huge and helpful step forward over more generic theologies of mission. I first encountered Michael Goheen a few years back listening to a message of his entitled "The Urgency of Reading the Bible as a Single Story" given at Regent in Vancouver. I've followed his work ever since with great profit. This book, along with his two previous works, "The Drama of Scripture" and "Living...more
Michael W. Goheen (PhD, University of Utrecht) is professor of missional theology, Newbigin House of Studies, San Francisco, and Jake and Betsy Tuls Professor of Missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is also minister of preaching at New West Christian Reformed Church in Burnaby, British Columbia, and is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Drama...moreMore about Michael W. Goheen...