christian mission


Everyday theosis

A review of Michael J. Gorman

Theosis is mission’s starting point. Believers are called to “become” the gospel through participation in the divine life.


Running to the Fire, by Tim Bascom

Tim Bascom experienced a revolution through a teenager's sensibility. But despite the great material this provides, his memoir has a plodding feel.


Bradley N. Hill's favorite books for ministry

Fall books

What are the best books for ministry written in the 21st century? We asked seven pastors to pick their favorites. — Ed.


Education for what mission?

Reenvisioning Theological Education: Exploring a Missional Alternative to Current Models, by Robert Banks

Toward the end of this critique of the theory and practice of theological education Robert Banks provides his readers with an extended quotation from Karl Barth. In a speech, Barth said this of theological institutions:


Proclaiming the Scandal, by Jerome E. Burce

Lutheran pastor Jerome E. Burce addresses the challenge of mission and ministry in postmodern North American culture. Proclaiming the Scandal describes the Good News as "folly" and a "stumbling block" which is no easier to believe and preach today than in the early centuries of the church.