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Jesus the Fool: The Mission of the Unconventional Christ

Jesus the Fool: The Mission of the Unconventional Christ

by Michael Frost

"One who is strengthened by God professes himself to be an utter fool by human standards, because he despises the wisdom men strive for."--Thomas Aquinas"Go and do likewise. . . ."--Luke 10:37Missiologist Michael Frost is looking for the real Jesus--the man who didn't care what people thought, worked on the Sabbath, touched the unclea… Read more…

ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church

ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church

by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch

ReJesus asks the following questions:• What ongoing role does Jesus the Messiah play in shaping the ethos and self understanding of the movement that originated in him?• How is the Christian religion informed and shaped by the Jesus that we meet in the Gospels?• How do we assess the continuity required between the life and example of Jesus and… Read more…

Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture

Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture

by Michael Frost

Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture presents a biblical, Christian worldview for the emergent church--people who are not at home in the traditional church or in the secular world. As exiles of both, they must create their own worldview that integrates their Christian beliefs with the contemporary world. Exiles seeks to integrate all aspect… Read more…

Dwell Life with God for the World

Dwell Life with God for the World

by Michael Frost and Barry D. Jones

Popular notions of Christian spirituality today tend to focus on getting us out of the world or getting the world out of us. Many are looking to spirituality as a means of disengaging from this life—to experience the transcendent or discover personal wholeness. On the other hand, much of popular Christian thought seems to be about avoiding the corruption o… Read more…

Incarnate: The Body of Christ in an Age of Disengagement

Incarnate: The Body of Christ in an Age of Disengagement

by Michael Frost

12th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year Recommendation (Missional Church) 2014 Best Book of Missional Theology, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore The story of Christianity is a story of incarnation—God taking on flesh and dwelling among the people he created. God appointing and … Read more…

Sentness Six Postures of Missional Christians

Sentness Six Postures of Missional Christians

by Michael Frost, Alan Hirsch, Kim Hammond and Darren Cronshaw

Ever wonder why people fall asleep in church? It happens. We’ve all seen it. We shuffle into rows of seats that grow more comfortable with every new fundraising campaign. We slouch down and settle in for an hour or so, as singers and storytellers and preachers and teachers take their turns filling our ears. And almost without fail, at least one of … Read more…

Staying Is the New Going

Staying Is the New Going

by Michael Frost and Alan Briggs

Do you get tired sitting in a pew? Have you ever fantasized about traveling to the other side of the world, telling people about the good news of Jesus Christ? Wake up and look around: The world is right here, waiting for the Good News to make itself known.For too long we’ve outsourced God’s work in the world to missionaries “out there” at the ends o… Read more…

Surprise the World

Surprise the World

by Michael Frost

Christianity is a surprising religion. It has changed the world in remarkable ways throughout history simply through Christians living out their faith. More recently, we’ve become afraid of a habituated Christianity, thinking that routines will rob our faith of its vitality. The net effect is that we’ve replaced the habits that surprise the world with ha… Read more…

The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st-Century Church

The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st-Century Church

by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch

In a time when the need for and the relevance of the Gospel has seldom been greater, the relevance of the church has seldom been less. The Shaping of Things to Come explores why the church needs to rebuild itself from the bottom up. Frost and Hirsch present a clear understanding of how the church can change to face the unique challenges of the twenty-first c… Read more…

To Alter Your World: Partnering with God to Rebirth Our Communities

To Alter Your World: Partnering with God to Rebirth Our Communities

by Michael Frost and Christiana Rice

In Christ, a new world is being born and the new creation is unfurling all around us. God is directing history toward the future restoration, repair, and renewal of all creation. And our job is to cooperate with God in being a sign and foretaste of that coming world. Renowned missional leaders Michael Frost and Christiana Rice introduce the bold me… Read more…

The Road to Missional (Shapevine): Journey to the Center of the Church

The Road to Missional (Shapevine): Journey to the Center of the Church

by Michael Frost

It has recently become acceptable, and even fashionable, to refer to one's church as "missional." But many churches misunderstand the concept, thinking of "going missional" as simply being a necessary add-on to church-as-usual. This domestication of what is actually a very bold paradigm shift makes missional nothing more than one more… Read more…

Keep Christianity Weird

Keep Christianity Weird

by Michael Frost

Jesus is different. Go and do likewise.Many Christians have become comfortable letting the world mold them instead of being set apart by God. And many churches have traded in their biblical roots for complacent conventionality. But Jesus and the church are anything but conventional. The hallmark of our faith is that it sees the world differently than the wor… Read more…


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