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I suppose as faith is to works so mission is to ju...

2007-08-28T19:12:00.000+10:00

I suppose as faith is to works so mission is to justice etc.

You can distinguish them, but not seperate them.



Also, I don't know what you mean when you say "goo...

2007-08-11T16:52:00.000+10:00

Also, I don't know what you mean when you say "good works of all kinds... are rightly ordered to mission".

Which probably doesn't matter.

Are you saying that these things "can usefully or properly be considered or included under the category Mission"? Or that they have an ordering of some other kind to a different thing called mission?



It's just I think that the search for conceptual c...

2007-08-11T16:26:00.000+10:00

It's just I think that the search for conceptual clarity, and the kind of classifications reflected in standard curricula or library shelves (this is mission or missiology, this is ethics, this is theology...) while unavoidable, can result in unhelpful oppositions IMHO.

Probably a particular problem with mission because of the desire of so many (from a variety of perspectives) to make it the key for understanding Christian life, identity and activity, or Biblical theology. It's a high-stakes game so you want to make sure that your preferences are definitively included (and, on occasion, that the preferences of your opponents are excluded) from what is "mission."

With, as you point out, the result that some may undervalue the action of announcing the 'news' of God's self-giving in Christ and some may undervalue the demonstration of this announcement through being, not merely saying, good news, letting their light shine in darkness.

Is it right to say that K & O'B comment endorses the kind of integral mission that Wright is arguing for (a genuine question since I haven't read K & O'B or Wright) and Sean too in the earlier comment thread, just taking a different approach to the Biblical material?



um... er...yes. Ordering them to mission. Actually...

2007-08-11T15:13:00.000+10:00

um...

er...

yes.

Ordering them to mission.
Actually, the more I think about it, the more i think you are right that the word 'mission' is itself the problem.



So, have K & OB resolved your concern over the Chr...

2007-08-11T14:36:00.000+10:00

So, have K & OB resolved your concern over the Christian distinctiveness of "good works" or their ordering to mission?

;-)



That sounds a lot like what Vanhoozer argued in hi...

2007-08-11T01:55:00.000+10:00

That sounds a lot like what Vanhoozer argued in his Drama of Doctrine (not saying that Vanhoozer was the first to say it).