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.