Challenges for the Church in Mission by N.T. Wright

Newbigin House presents N.T.Wright in Inaugural Conference.

Topics Wright addresses the following list of issues:

  • Modernity and Postmodernity
  • U.S. and U.K.
  • Europe Project
  • Secularism and Fundamentalism
  • Terrorism – Postmodern war countered by Modern war
  • Polarized networks
  • Banking system
  • Social media
  • Gender, Family and Identity
  • The puzzle of democracy
  • Beauty
  • Biotechnology
  • Abortion and Euthanasia

Shrinkage of Pauline or Leslie’s vision of Christian mission and witness during 50’s and 60’s.
Gospel has shrunk.
Mission has shrunk.

Social gospel movement happened before but because it didn’t have the biblical rootedness in the New Testament exegesis, it withered away.

Paul is the theologian of the mission of the church.

Monotheism, Election and Eschatology – three pillars of Jewish religion

This is the deep part of the missional theology – Church is called to be a place where the pain of God can resonate at the heart of the pain of the world.

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