Since reading The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church, I have been an interested observer of Alan Hirsch. He is one of the great modern practical theologians, in my opinion. His writings are filled with sophisticated theological and philosophical insights into the nature of the church, and, more importantly, the person and work of Jesus Christ. Though I do believe there is much in the writings of Hirsch and others like him (Michael Frost, for one) that is worthy of attention, it is also worthy of discussion and debate. That may be for another post. For today, here is a helpful clip on the missio Dei, or the mission of God. For those unfamiliar, pay careful attention to his emphasis on the being of God as foundational for the being of the church. Before the church does anything, it must understand who has brought it in to being, and what then, by nature, it is.
Watch, learn, and discuss.