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Review: Missio Alliance Gathering 2013

Reflections on mission, theology, and race after the conference.

We gathered in the sanctuary of one of the oldest African American churches in the United States to talk theology. We dug into the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, humanity, Gospel, discipleship, mission, and more. We talked about theology. Why? Because we believed that we needed a theological alternative to both the neo-reformed and emerging church perspectives.

Missio Alliance worked hard to bring in diverse theological perspectives. While Scot McKnight and David Fitch provided solid presentations, lesser known practioners and thinkers like Cherith Fee Nordling, Howard-John Wesley, Jo Saxton, Amos Young, Todd Hunter, Mary Kate Morse, and Bruxy Cavey multiplied the perspectives.

My conference highlight was hearing from Missio's women. Mary Kate Morse's leadership in publically praying the Scriptures, along with Cherith Fee Nordling's passionate plea for her listeners to hear the invitation of Jesus to participate in God's mission were powerful. Jo Saxton's stories of the interruptions of the ...

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