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Reimagining Our Ecclesiology in a Post-Willow Creek World Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/on-living-in-a-post-willow-creek-world/ Article by David Fitch Topics: Leadership , Church , Power , Ecclesiology Source: Missio Alliance ... the wake of scandals involving leadership at megachurches, David Fitch critiques three aspects of evangelical ecclesiology: hierarchical structure ... Preaching and the Shaping of a Church Into Mission: Theology On Mission Podcast Audio/Video by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/preaching-and-the-shaping-of-a-church-into-mission-theology-on-mission-podcast/ Audio/Video by David Fitch Topics: Preaching , Sermon , Imagination , Proclamation Source: Missio Alliance In an image driven culture, why do we still have sermons? What is preaching for anyway? In this podcast, David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw discuss preaching as proclamation and how the imagination is essential for transformation. On Conversations That Never Land Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/on-conversations-that-never-land-clarifying-a-few-things-on-emergent-theology-and-deconstruction/ Article by David Fitch Topics: Justice , Morality , Truth , Conversation Source: Missio Alliance In this article, David Fitch argues that there is an inherent weakness in deconstructive theology when it comes to forming politics that try to engage truth and justice in a practical way. Donald Trump as King David?: On Discerning God’s Work in the World Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/donald-trump-king-david-discerning-gods-work-world/ Article by David Fitch Topics: Evangelism , Reconciliation , Discernment , Christian Source: Missio Alliance This blog post by David Fitch is about how Christians in the USA justify political agendas via scripture. This is done by both political conservatives and progressives. Fitch proposes local, Godly, incarnational reconciliation to address this. Should the Church Protest? Audio/Video by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/theology-on-mission-19-should-the-church-protest/ Audio/Video by David Fitch Topics: Violence , Reconciliation , Injustice , Politics Source: Missio Alliance In this podcast, Geoff Holsclaw and David Fitch explore the idea of a personal and individual relationship with Christ and our call to go into the world and seek reconciliation in light of cultural injustice. Perspectives on Freedom, Lament, the Poor, Human Rights, Forgiveness, and Materialism Article by Scot McKnight https://www.missioalliance.org/the-sunday-missio-post-5-24-15/ Article by Scot McKnight Topics: Freedom , The Poor , Oppression , Lament Source: Missio Alliance This article contains quotations from a variety of theological articles: Scott Mcknight on freedom, Sandra McCracken on lament. David Fitch on segregation, Ann Voskamp on sexual violence, Mary DeMuth on "easy-forgivism," and Zach Hoag on advertising. Converting from the Creation/Fall/Redemption Story to the Kingdom Story: McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy (Post 2) Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/converting-from-the-creationfallredemption-story-to-the-kingdom-story-mcknights-kingdom-conspiracy-post-2/ Article by David Fitch Topics: Jesus , Creation , Fall , Kingdom of God Source: Missio Alliance David Fitch's article discusses the implications of accepting Scot McKnight's argument that the Bible's main story is that King Jesus establishes God's rule (i.e., opposed to the traditional story of creation, fall, redemption, and consumption). Theology On Mission #20: Seeing Another Story Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/theology-on-mission-20-seeing-another-story/ Article by David Fitch Topics: Conversion , Discipleship , Story Source: Missio Alliance This audio podcast by David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw draws on Jesus' interaction with Nathanael in John 1:43-50 to discuss how discipleship is a process by which persons are led to see themselves in God's story. Intentional Hospitality Amidst the White-Washed Isolation of the Suburban Malaise Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/intentional-hospitality-amidst-the-white-washed-isolation-of-the-suburban-malaise-rantings-on-being-the-church-in-the-suburbs/ Article by David Fitch Topics: Family , Hospitality , Church , Home Source: Missio Alliance David Fitch argues that "We must continue to pursue a relentless practice of being hospitable as a distinctive subversive Christian act in the suburbs." Is Church Planting Hard Work? It All Depends How You Look At It Audio/Video by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/is-church-planting-hard-work-it-all-depends-how-you-look-at-it/ Audio/Video by David Fitch Topics: Work , Church , Video , Evangelism Source: Missio Alliance A video interview between Martin Robinson and David Fitch about whether Fitch's approach to church planting is "hard work." Crime-Ridden Neighborhood Transformed by Praying Church Sermon Illustration by David Fitch https://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2018/april/crime-ridden-neighborhood-transformed-by-praying-church.html Sermon Illustration by David Fitch Topics: Prayer , Crime , Community , Intercession Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration for Matthew 18:19, Mark 9:28-29, or Luke 18:1, David Fitch shares how the a crime-ridden neighborhood was transformed by prayer and an eventual church plant. Stop Compartmentalizing Your Life Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/stop-compartmentalizing-your-life/ Article by David Fitch Topics: Pastor , Daily Living , Pastoral leadership , God's Presence Source: Missio Alliance In this article, David Fitch offers advice to pastors and Christian leaders to stop compartmentalizing their lives and seek instead a regular rhythm, a way of living under one Lord for all of their lives. Full Text Hymns on David Fitch Mid [midst] scenes of confusion and creature complaintsPD
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What Have the Arts to do with Missional?: Contrary Thoughts on Being Incarnational Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/what-have-the-arts-to-do-with-missional-contrary-thoughts-on-being-incarnational-2/ Article by David Fitch Topics: Beauty , Church , Incarnation , Art Source: Missio Alliance Although Christians often think of incorporating the arts into Sunday morning worship, David Fitch challenges us to consider how the arts might be an important part of our witness in the world. What is Missional? – Can a Mega Church Be Missional? Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/what-is-missional-can-a-mega-church-be-missional/ Article by David Fitch Topics: Ministry , Money , Church , Incarnation Source: Missio Alliance In this article, David Fitch draws a distinction between the concepts of "evangelistic" and "missional." He then gives four reasons that mega-churches cannot be considered "missional." Some Quotes I Need To Remember: Help in understanding the Mission Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/some-quotes-i-need-to-remember-help-in-understanding-the-mission/ Article by David Fitch Topics: Ministry , Church , Missions , Cross Source: Missio Alliance This blog post by David Fitch is a collection of seven quotes to better understand mission. These quotes address "how to" and "how not do missions." Mission or Institution? Audio/Video by Geoff Holsclaw https://www.missioalliance.org/theology-on-mission-19-mission-or-institution-our-denominations/ Audio/Video by Geoff Holsclaw Topics: Missions , Institution , Spirit , Tradition Source: Missio Alliance In this audio podcast, Geoff Holsclaw and David Fitch explore Mark 7:13 and debate why, in their opinion, most denominations lose their founding spirit and settle into an established tradition. Skinny Jeans and Pleated Pants Kingdom: McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy (Post 1) Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/skinny-jeans-and-pleated-pants-kingdom-mcknights-kingdom-conspiracy-post-1/ Article by David Fitch Topics: Evangelism , Kingdom of God , Social Justice , Redemption Source: Missio Alliance Summarizing Scot McKnight's argument in "Kingdom Conspiracy" that churches are guilty of either overgeneralizing Kingdom-work or divorcing Kingdom-work from society, this article by David Fitch encourages readers to question the nature of God's Kingdom. Preaching about Money Sermon Starter/Outline by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/preaching-about-money/ Sermon Starter/Outline by David Fitch Topics: Money , Discipline , Lectionary , Offering Source: Missio Alliance David Fitch offers an outline for a six-week sermon series on "The Way of Jesus and Money." Each weekly topic is connected to a spiritual discipline. When They Will Not Come Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/when-they-will-not-come-community-the-anti-attractional-process-of-beginning-a-church-with-community/ Article by David Fitch Topics: Discipleship , Church , Community , Missions Source: Missio Alliance David Fitch writes on Acts 2:42-47: Community is the foundation for all we are as the church and for God’s mission to the world. Putting the individual first creates problems In discipleship, catechesis and evangelism. Proclaiming the Gospel as Reality-Creating Event Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/proclaiming-the-gospel-as-reality-creating-event-or-3-reasons-why-this-is-not-your-parents-evangelism/ Article by David Fitch Topics: Evangelism , Humility , Gospel , Proclamation Source: Missio Alliance David Fitch offers three observations about evangelical proclamation, and challenges us to approach this powerful task with simple humility.