In our ongoing attempt to curate resources that can advance the life and witness of the church and church leaders at the intersection of theology and mission, we're excited to begin featuring the Theology on Mission Podcast by David Fitch & Geoff Holsclaw of Northern Seminary, one of our key Alliance Partners.
Northern is a leading seminary in the task of preparing women and men for contextual ministry as theological practitioners and this podcast is an embodiment of that commitment as well as a resource for others seeking that sort of formation.
We encourage you to subscribe and follow along here at the Missio Alliance site in the weeks and months to come for all the issues and conversations that will be featured! Without further ado, here's the latest episode:
In our hyper-connected world are we more likely to merely talk than walk? To "like" than live? Do we feel we have accomplished online when in the real world perhaps we have only added to all the problems?
In "Slackivism and Mission" David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw talk about the place of social media and long-distance funding within a life of mission. Does our social media involvement enhance our mission or expand existing antagonisms?, that is the question. Halfway through Geoff wonders whether, like absentee parents, "we, in the minority West, give money because we lack the intention to have relationships with the rest of the world?"
As usual, don't miss the "Fitch vs Fitch" (21:33) and "What ya reading?" (23:43) at the end. Books mentioned there are For All The Saints: A Prayer Book for and by the Church, and Prophecy Deliverance by Cornel West. Follow and Subscribe: Please follow “Theology on Mission” on Facebook, subscribe through iTunes, your favorite apps (Podcast RSS Feed), or go straight to Soundcloud.
And be sure to check out (or tell others) about Northern Seminary's exciting new Master of Arts in Theology and Mission.