Tyndale Seminary Journal Examines the Mission of God

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Missio Dei is an online journal, published by Tyndale Seminary, geared for Christian leaders in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. Each month articles are posted by faculty and friends of Tyndale Seminary. The authors explore how insights from their diverse fields of expertise can help Christians reflect on the work of engaging communities with the Gospel.

The articles in Missio Dei examine Christian work through a missional lens. The title, Missio Dei, is Latin for “The Mission of God.” It reflects the conviction that, as a community of Christ-followers, we are given the opportunity to join in God’s own work in the world. The articles assume a holistic understanding of God’s kingdom. As God becomes King again over His creation, He invites us to faith in Jesus Christ, invites us to be restored into relationship with Himself. At the same time, He is also working to heal bodies, soothe scarred minds, rebuild fractured communities, re-orient violent economies, end selfish wars, and resuscitate the creation we were called to protect. This is the work Jesus began two-thousand years ago with His teaching, His healings, His exorcisms, and His eating with outcasts and sinners. This is the work made possible by Jesus’ death for us on a Roman cross. And this is the work in which we, as Jesus’ people, are called to join. It is not a mission we will finish. We live in hope of the day when God will bring His kingdom to its fulfillment with Christ’s return. This is the mission which ought to define our existence as Christian communities.

Be sure to read Missio Dei's latest article by Tyndale alumnus Jeff Loach, lead pastor of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Nobleton, Ontario.

 


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