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Dismissional on Missional?

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The Growth of Missional Language Missio-Logio: The Many Languages of Mission The theme of the 2015 annual meeting American Society of Missiology (ASM) was “Missio-Logoi: The Many Languages of Mission.” It was a fascinating conference, with missionaries and scholars from across denominations and from many traditions meeting in Wheaton, Illinois.

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Jeremy John, Christian blogger and occupier
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Letter to a Seminarian from a Christian Occupier

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“The task of prophetic ministry is to nurture, nourish, and evoke a consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousness and perception of the dominant culture around us.” – Walter Brueggemann, The Prophetic Imagination By Jeremy John   View and print as PDF.   I do not know how to be

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Kelly Jean Norris-Wilke, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary student
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What an Urban Seminary Is Doing to Advocate Social Justice Beyond the Iron Gates

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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary One Seminarian’s Perspective By Kelly Jean Norris-Wilke   View and print as PDF.   I am standing on pavement covered in graffiti. Letters from friends and loved ones spray-painted onto the black top. Letters saying goodbye to a seventeen-year-old community member shot on this spot on a

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"The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes" by James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum
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Reflecting with Scripture on Community Organizing

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By Reverend Jeffrey K. Krehbiel The following is an excerpt from Reflecting with Scripture on Community Organizing (c) 2010 by Rev. Jeffrey K Krehbiel. Used with permission of the publisher, ACTA Publications, www.actapublications.com, 800-397-2282. All rights reserved. Copies of the 60-page booklet are available at $5.95 with discounts for multiple copies

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Religion and Globalization

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By Kathryn Poethig, Member of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy and of the Unbound Advisory Board   The following article was originally published in one of Unbound’s partner e-journals, Ecclesio, edited and administered by Cynthia Holder Rich, another member of the Unbound Advisory Board.   “I thought you

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World AIDS Day Sermon

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The following sermon was written and preached by the Reverend Emily Rose Proctor on the second Sunday in Advent, December 5, 2010, at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. The sermon can also be found, along with other sermon and worship ideas, in the Presbyterian AIDS Network’s

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World AIDS Day 2011

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Introducing World AIDS Day: Getting to Zero November 2011 by Ann Jones and George Kerr, Co-Moderators for Presbyterian AIDS Network (PAN)   December 1, 2011, World AIDS Day (WAD), is a day of awareness and action in the struggle to eradicate AIDS. The theme this year is Getting to Zero

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Pastor Pepper-Sprayed in Seattle

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Rev. Rich Lang, a United Methodist campus minister at the University of Washington, was pepper-sprayed by police while participating in the Occupy Movement in Seattle. Below are his words in response. Immediately below are videos of the pepper-spraying and the aftermath. A PASTORAL LAMENT FOR MY COUNTRY America, America, my

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Christian leaders say yes to Palestine U.N. membership

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International law, basic fairness at stake, say PC(USA)’s Parsons, others October 25, 2011 − From the Presbyterian News Service Leaders of four denominations, including the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s General Assembly Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons, have issued a statement backing the Palestinian Authority’s bid for membership in the United Nations. U.N. membership for

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