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!
Cobus Van Wyngaard