Missional SynchroBlog

SUMMARY. This post links to the original call for a Missional SynchroBlog by Rick Meigs of The Blind Beggar and Friends of Missional blogs. It copies Rick’s original post, and lists links for the 50 official synchrobloggers.

On June 5th, Rick Meigs called for today’s Missional SynchroBlog. In his post, he stated,

I have a continuing concern that the term missional has become over used and wrongly used.

Audio Ur posted a podcast with Alan Hirsch yesterday and I got around to listen to it this morning. Alan takes up this very concern and says things like: It is a critical term. We must reclaim the term. The concept behind missional is really big and it would be terrible to lose it.

I think it is time to make a bigger effort to reclaim the term, a term which describe what happens when you and I replace the “come to us” invitations with a “go to them” life. A life where “the way of Jesus” informs and radically transforms our existence to one wholly focused on sacrificially living for him and others and where we adopt a missionary stance in relation to our culture. It speaks of the very nature of the Jesus follower.

To help reclaim it, I propose a synchronized blog for Monday, June 23rd on the topic, “What is Missional?”

There are any number of ways one could blog on this topic. You could illustrate what the term means, describe what it is not and how it is wrongly used, define the term, explore its misuses, explore its theological foundations, or you name it.

A group of 50 bloggers has virtually convened to address the question, What is Missional? Here are their links, with my thanks to each of them for their efforts in this endeavor!

Alan Hirsch
Alan Knox
Andrew Jones
Barb Peters
Bill Kinnon
Brad Brisco
Brad Grinnen
Brother Maynard
Bryan Riley
Chad Brooks
Chris Wignall
Cobus Van Wyngaard
Dave DeVries
David Best
David Fitch
David Wierzbicki
Doug Jones
Duncan McFadzean
Erika Haub
Jamie Arpin-Ricci
Jeff McQuilkin
John Smulo
Jonathan Brink
JR Rozko
Kathy Escobar
Len Hjalmarson
Makeesha Fisher
Malcolm Lanham
Mark Berry
Mark Petersen
Mark Priddy
Michael Crane
Michael Stewart
Nick Loyd
Patrick Oden
Peggy Brown
Phil Wyman
Richard Pool
Rick Meigs
Rob Robinson
Ron Cole
Scott Marshall
Sonja Andrews
Stephen Shields
Steve Hayes
Tim Thompson
Thom Turner

3 thoughts on “Missional SynchroBlog

  1. brad – that wasnt a blog post it was a FLIPPIN BOOK! great to hear your voice and see your brain whizzing around again. i must come back and read it when i get a spare afternoon.

  2. yo! andrew! good to hear from you and …

    heh-heh-heh …

    originally my tired (and therefore dsylexic) old brain misread Missional SynchroBlog (wow, is that hard to type!) as Mission CincoBlog.

    i had five parts to the post i originally planned.

    which i shall finish when i can.

    which i guess makes those items “post-missional”!

    dood! should we start a – –

    oops. time to stop before i start.

    thanks for droppin’ in, and say ‘hey’ to the fam for me. offer still open to come be your monk in residence for awhile?! i’m in!

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