Buzzwords generally get hijacked and before you know it the word may not mean what we think it means. Missional may be just such a word. My preference is for “missio dei.” One of my good friends writes about how this descriptor fell on hard times or into “bad” hands somewhere along the way in the last century.
Reifying words is sometimes helfpul, if not difficult. Maybe we could argue for “re-habing” words. Either way, a group of us hope to write and think around the theme of the mission of God, for some missional. We have written together before. This time we collaborate for different reasons. We hope our voices become multiplied along the way. We want to hear and work with those beyond our narrow contexts and see ways in which these influences bring us nearer the practice of Jesus.
Our Introductory post is up at www.missioscapes.com. Subscribe in your RSS reader. Engage in the comments. Send us your contributions. Let’s see what happens when “missional thinking” meets collaboration in contexts.