The mission with a message
I appreciate all the discussion around mission. However I’m convinced that changing our models isn’t going to be enough. When the net affect of the evangelical church on behavior is near 0 we have a problem that goes much deeper than how we do things. I believe that the version of Christianity many people hold to today has been heavily corrupted by things like rationalism and consumerism. We have turned God in to an set of objective principles we apply to improve our life.
I think that engaging in mission, domestic or otherwise, is can be a fairly fruitless endeavour if we aren’t any different than the people we are trying to reach. How do you transform the world, when you aren’t transformed yourself?