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Theology of mission

On The Exchange blog of Christianity Today, Ed Stetzer wrote recently of the “missional posture” presented by John in his Gospel. This is a posture of “sentness” grounded in Jesus’ words, which define a Trinitarian theology of mission. Here is a representative quote from the post:

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Jesus sending his disciples

The missional impulse of sentness is found in John 20:21, where John records Jesus saying, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you” [Holman translation]. It may seem on the surface that sentness means going. While sentness certainly implies going, the Johannine mode of mission stresses something far deeper and richer given that it connects the sentness of the disciples to that of the Father sending the Son.

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