n HTS : Theological Studies - (Re)discovering a missional-incarnational ethos : original research
|Article Title||(Re)discovering a missional-incarnational ethos : original research|
|Journal||HTS : Theological Studies|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||1 - 7|
|Keyword(s)||Ecclesiology, Healing and restoration, Organic movement, Socio-religious brokenness, Spirituality and Transformational ethos social movement|
In this article, a few of the elements and dynamics of social movements will be explored. It will be argued that the traditional institutional church is in a critical period in the cycle of movements, where the need for the (re)discovery of our missional-incarnational ethos and the theology of restoration might energise the church to (re)activate the dynamics of movements. The narrative of Jesus and the Samaritan woman in John 4 will be investigated as an example of Jesus's missional-incarnational ethos and of the relation to a theology of restoration. Finally, some challenges for the church with regard to ecclesiology, spirituality and leadership will be proposed.
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