Ecclesiocentricity

Wise article from the Journal of Missional Practice.
“The default shaping missional conversations for the past two decades has been ecclesiocentric. The basic, underlying current shaping Christian imagination appears to be one in which the church (in its multiple forms and iterations) is assumed to be the primary subject and object of the challenge Newbigin placed before us. The language of missional is an adjectival modifier of ‘church’, as in ‘missional church’ or ‘mission-shaped church’. This starting point lays bare a default deeply rooted in the imagination and practice of many Western church leaders and it fails to grasp what is at stake.”

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