Archive for February, 2010

Live Sent

Posted: February 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

You are a letter. Your everyday life is more than just a story being written. You were created to receive and send a message intentionally into the lives of the people you do life with daily. That’s how love is demonstrated and how relationships happen and how people find abundant life as they were intended to find it. We live out our intended purpose and mission when we live beyond ourselves. Are you giving yourself away in the daily, being to other people the letter of God’s love that has been written on your heart? We must be that letter together. Our community needs us. Our world needs us. Let’s live sent.

This is what Jason C. Dukes is proclaiming to the world in his new book Live Sent. I really enjoyed this book and its not just because the writer is from New Orleans.  Hope you will pick it up and read it too!!

You can check out the book blog here:  http://livesentresources.wordpress.com/

Or go to Jason’s personal blog here:  http://jasoncdukes.wordpress.com/

Thy Kingdom Connected

Posted: February 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

What can the church learn from Facebook?  That’s what Dwight J. Friesen sets out to answer in his new book Thy Kingdom Connected.  I have to admit I wasn’t expecting very much out of this book, however I was pleasantly surprised.  This book helped me to see the interconnectedness of the kingdom of God, in spite of all the division among his people.  I would recommend it to anyone wanting to gain some perspective about God, humanity, and all of creation. It draws all of Scripture, theology, science, and network theory together to help us see relationally in God’s networked kingdom.

What others are saying

“A wonderful tutorial for those who want to experience the kingdom as more than a wistful idea.”
-Reggie McNeal, missional leadership specialist for Leadership Network

“Friesen brings together current thinking on the Trinity, the kingdom of God, and missional church, and creates the first contextual ecclesiology for a networked world. Highly recommended.”
-Ryan Bolger, associate professor of Church in Contemporary Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary; co-author of Emerging Churches

“A treasure chest of insights to further the conversation on the nature of the missional church in post-Christendom Western societies.”
-Eddie Gibbs, author of ChurchMorph; professor of church growth, Fuller Theological Seminary

“A guide to harnessing the powerful possibilities of connections made available through social networks. You may never look at ‘church’ the same way again.”
-John R. Franke, Clemens Professor of Missional Theology, Biblical Seminary; author of Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth

“Helps us see how connection is at the core of the gospel. I recommend it to all Christians emerging in this inescapable cultural reality.”
-David Fitch, B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology, Northern Seminary; author of The Great Giveaway

About Dwight

Dwight J. Friesen (DMin, George Fox University) is assistant professor of practical theology at Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle. He was the founding pastor of Quest: A Christ-Commons in Bellevue, Washington, and lives in Seattle, Washington, with his family.