Nature & Purpose of the Church

So I'm back from last weeks teaching stretch at Fuller and George Fox.

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As I've taught the theology and purpose of church course a few times now, it's changed over time, and taken shape around my research. General outline now is:

1. Contexts for the Church today: Post-modernity, Consumerism & Secularism 2. The Resources of the Church in Previous Contexts: The Church in Scripture, The Early Church, The Church in History: Orthodox, Catholic, Reformed, Radical Reformed, Free, Pentecostal 3. Emerging Ecclesiologies: An assessment of emerging ecclesiologies

A great time with the Students and lots of meeting for friends around meals and coffee.