The Creator/Creature Distinction, Missions, and Church Planting

 Most Christians probably haven't thought how the biblical distinction between the Creator (the triune God) and creation (the universe and everything in it) has a lot to do with missions, evangelism, and even church planting.  Read this section in Chris Wright's The Mission of God, where he shows how a the Creator/creature distinction has much …

“The God I Don’t Understand”

 Since I appreciated and enjoyed Chris Wright's The Mission of God, I thought it would be worthwhile to read some of his other works.  I started with The God I Don't Understand (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008).  In this book, Wright reflects upon a few tough questions that have to do with the Christian faith.  The four …

Missions and Monotheism

 Christopher Wright's discussion of monotheism, mission, and idolatry in The Mission of God is the best treatment of these subjects that I've read.   Chapter five ("The Living God Confronts Idolatry") alone is worth the price of this book!  Listen to these excellent paragraphs which lead up to chapter five. "Christ-centered monotheism is no more self-evidently beyond challenge or …

Biblical Theology and Mission

 Christopher Wright's The Mission of God is one outstanding book.  I'm grateful to a friend who pointed it out when we were talking about missions and church planting.  I really cannot recommend it enough.  The Mission of God  is quite long and detailed (over 5oo pages!), but Wright's style is clear, his structure is easy to follow, and his …

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