The Australian Christian
 
Online magazine of Churches of Christ in Australia
Home
About us
Archived articles
Advertise on this site
Contact us
Donate
 
Recently Viewed


Q & A with Stephen Said
By : Craig Brown
Rating : Average Rating : 9.50 From 4 Voter(s)
Views : 1247
Stephen Said first impressed me when at a Forge intensive he spoke on consumerism as the predominant faith in our society. Yet Stephen is not just a professional talker - he is active in raising awareness about social justice issues, participates in faith community that looks at trying church another way and is active in helping people recognise that they can be disciples in popular culture rather than disciples of popular culture. Just the sort of authentic guy you want in a Q & A. CB: It seems you can't move in church circles these days without hearing of a new emerging or missional church plant? Is this a wholly positive trend? SS: In the words of my missiology professor, "yes" and "no"! I picked up an article which was an advertisement for what I would consider a very introverted and conservative kind of church and they were talking about "missional" community. I just thought, "isn't it interesting that the language has been co-opted at every level". Some would say we still need to push that because it hasn't permeated the whole church, but I think it has. The [missional] language has been co-opted and potentially domesticated. In that sense it's a bad thing.

Click here to Login and read the full article


Related Articles

Print Article Print Article Send to a friend Send to a friend Get PDF Get PDF
Rate this Article :

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10
Poor Excellent

Churches of Christ in Australia
UNOH
Adstract Art