- Teacher: Terry Coy
- Teacher: Kim Engelmann
The mission of God is one of redemption, reconciliation, restoration, and renewal. That is his work. It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that change in the hearts of people occurs. Since we are sent by God, then, how do we join in the mission where God is at work? Christian believers are called upon to bear witness to the objective reality and factual accuracy of the work of God in the world. But how do we do that? This presentation deals with the biblical concept of bearing witness in terms of being, doing and saying the gospel in ways that announce the good news of the kingdom of God. The announcement of a kingdom (which is coming in fact and in prospect) is the announcement of the “the kingdom of peace and justice, of love and life, the consummation of God’s purpose of love with humanity and his universe – to announce the undefeatable fulfillment of creation.” [Mortimer Arias]
This presentation seeks to explore the implications of entering the drama of life by stepping out of our boxes and into the center of the stage so to interact with the other. The dramatic breaking out of our tribal boxes, it will be argued, awakens humanity to the life of faith and its expression so as to find our place in the greatest drama ever staged.
- Teacher: Matthew Farlow
- Teacher: Kerry McRoberts