Scot McKnight

Instigators and Provocateurs at Sentralized

We like to hear from those who affirm what we already believe. Listening to those with whom we have already decided to disagree with requires work and humility. For me the latter reaps more reward than the former.

When missional moved into the mainstream Evangelical Christian conversation most sized … Continue reading

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Sentralized Early Bird Ends July 31

Missional, for many, no longer holds the meaning it once did. Think emerging, emergent, gospel-centered, and a host of others intended to re-invigorate the imagination of Christian leaders. Others believe missional captures the very nature of God – a God who sends.

My real-time friend Lance Ford and Continue reading

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Souhan, Moltmann, and Theology

Jim Souhan criticizes we Okies. After reading his piece in The Oklahoman titled, Don’t Act Like Okies, Minnesota, I though of responding all schoolyard. You know, something like, “And you really think your team will ever make the postseason?” Or, “You’re just jealous.” Even, “Don’t be a … Continue reading

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It’s Below the Water Line or, Newbigin Illustrated in Duren, Horton, McKnight, and Merritt

We prefer to re-arrange the deck chairs on the Titanic than look below the water line. My mentor uses the first part of this imagery to describe the ways in which new fangled approaches to church were really little more than eye candy. My friend Spencer Burke refers to … Continue reading

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