Abductive Columns

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Representatives for Jesus

One of the key influences on my thinking has been that of Lesslie Newbigin. He reminds me that the key focus of the church’s mission is not the church but the world. In one of the memorial addresses at his funeral in 1998, it was noted that Newbigin knew everybody. He knew on a first-name basis all sorts of kings, queens, prime ministers, celebrities, and zillionaires.

But the only name Newbigin ever dropped was the name of Jesus.

1 Comments:

At 4:22 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Newbigin's got a great quote that I just love, he said "The church is sent into the world to continue that which He came to do… reconciling people to God."

I just wandered across your blog and enjoyed your thoughts. Hope to read more...

 

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