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malcolm chamberlain

musings about the emerging church, mission and contemporary culture...

God is at large, intimately involved in his world in ways that the church is maybe just waking up to!

incarnational whatevers...

Friday, July 13, 2007

Matt Stone has two excellent, and very helpful, posts regarding incarnational missiology and incarnational pneumatology. Don't be put off by my 'theological jargon' way of describing the content of the posts - both are really accessible and raise some important considerations for anyone engaged in mission amongst (using Matt's own words) "New Age "whateverists," western Buddhists, yoga practitioners, NeoPagans, witches and goddess worshippers." His diagrams are particularly helpful summaries of the various view points under discussion.

Here's a taster of where Matt ends up in his second post, which may encourage you to follow the whole argument...

"being more engaged with the world than Pentecostalism, missional pneumatology is in a far greater position to speak intelligably back into cultures that practice channelling, holistic medicine and mantras. Furthermore, being more holistically informed by the pre-Pentecost pneumatology of the Old Testament, missional pneumatology speaks of the Spirit of God moving though all creation without confusing Creator with creation."

Go read... [1], [2]

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posted by Malcolm Chamberlain, 12:08 PM


I thought "incarnational pneumatology" was when a Christian lady has a puncture, and prays that a nice young man will turn up and help them change the wheel.

Which in both cases, a nice young man did.

(P.S. Not a sexist comment - I'm thinking of TWO real conversations with certain Christian ladies recently!)

commented by Anonymous Richard L, 2:11 PM  

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