Theology and Practice of Mission for the 21st Century
Monday, December 22, 2008
The Christmas Gospel in a "Peanut" Shell
Charles Schulz,raised in the Lutheran Church and later active in the Church of God (Anderson), often had his "Peanuts" characters speak a gospel witness. This Linus monologue needs no comment. Blessed Christmas to all!
More than a dozen years ago I used the image of a "man on a swing" (trapeze) to describe the church in a time of transition from Christendom to a New Missionary Age. The study of that transition and its practical impact has been the focus of my ministry since then as a Mission and Ministry Facilitator and District President for the Southeastern District, Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, and as a consultant focusing on stewardship for the Lutheran Church Extension Fund. This blog will be an extension of that exploration and discussion.