The Outsiders and Their Role in Urban Mission

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04.03.2013

The Outsiders and Their Role in Urban Mission

By Coz Crosscombe

The prevailing model of urban mission has been one of dependence on Outsiders who seemingly bring needed resources–money, education, connections to outside communities. Has this model brought about more harm than good? Is there a better way forward for ministry in the inner city? And what is the proper role for Outsiders in a such a vision?

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Pilgrims and Place: Reflections on Geography and Theology

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04.03.2013

Pilgrims and Place: Reflections on Geography and Theology

By Sean Benesh

Contemporary evangelical theology and missionary practice of the urban church are sorely in need of a solid theology of place. The author looks to the biblical narrative for guidance, and finds a pilgrim church called out and sent back to the world on God’s mission as redemptive agents to specific places and concrete contexts.

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Identity Satisfaction in a World of Cultural Dissonance

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04.03.2013

Identity Satisfaction in a World of Cultural Dissonance

By Karen Angela Ellis

This article will address (1) how mentors may biblically affirm a disciple’s physical cultural differences within a dominant culture’s message that there is something inherently flawed in his or her design, (2) how theology addresses a body/spirit symbiosis relevant to identity dissonance, and (3) how mentors may move a disciple from identity dissonance to identity satisfaction through a holistic application of Scripture.

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