Missional Life

Particularly in this age of what Jean-François Lyotard called “incredulity toward metanarratives,” when master-narratives such as Christianity are perceived as inherently oppressive, to be missional must be to live “in Christ.” The first Quakers knew that to be “in Christ” is to be liberated from the self-centeredness that produces human injustice. […]


An unusual word, one that is rich in associations for me, comes to mind this morning. It’s a word that I learned just a few years ago: dehiscence. It appeals to me because it has two primary meanings … that are discordant in an instructive way, showing how a change in perspective can make the difference between death and life. […]