OK. I was talking about the word ‘missional’ on Doxoblogy the other day and I made a post with some good links . Really good links that describe this concept are hard to find but the ones I posted really helped me, personally, with the idea.
It bothers me that some of the folks that showed up merely made drive-by comments or took pot shots at the emergents—not that they don’t deserve it but the ones who did it act as if ‘missional’ and ‘emergent’ is just another way of saying ‘Driscoll’ or ‘Bell’ or whatever. I don’t agree with most of what some of these guys espouse but I think its important that we apply some thought to it before we ‘give ‘er a broadside’. And I know there are a lot of folks younger than me who think along these lines. My hope is that they remain lines of thought and not fault lines in the Convention itself.
Another thing that bothers me is that some of these folks ought to know better. Granted they are probably numbered among the TR crew or ‘truly reformed’—whatever that means. But I also think that these ideas bear some thought and are not too far distant from the ideas that began the reformation in the first place. Aren’t you happy? I didn’t even mention the SBC…oops.