What Must We Learn and Unlearn?

I am just finishing off an article for Christianity Today. I need to send it off to Andy Crouch today  – like in an hour – so my head in down and I am irritably unsociable until I have finished it. Its part of the Christian Vision Project which will tackle issues of global missiology in 2007 having many mission leaders answer the question . . .

What must we learn and unlearn to be agents of God’s mission in our world?

Good question, init? You will probably read my answer next January. Anyway . .  must go.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • What Must We Learn and Unlearn?

    TallSkinnyKiwi: What Must We Learn and Unlearn?
    I just read this blurb for a new article from the Kiwi and I thought about what I need to learn and what I need to unlearn. I have been studying the parable of the prodigal son and this comes at me from t…

  • This has been one of their best series. How sensible of them to include you! Looking forward to it.

  • What a great question!! I don’t usually get ‘Christianity Today’, but I might make an exception next week. What’s the publication date? Will it be available online?

  • what must we learn, and unlearn, to be agents of God’s mission in the world? Great question Mr Jones. I think the starting point is fairly obvious in that having had a reductionistic approach to the Gospel we need to learn (or should that be re-learn) what God’s mission in the world is! I think that would probably cover what we need to unlearn as well?
    PS – hope you guys are surviving the gales today!

  • The dirty word “methods” comes to mind right off the top of my head.
    We must always learn, unlearn, and learn new methods. We always need the love of God and his direction, but the methods are always going to be different.
    My biggest mistake is in expecting God to work in a certain way in a certain place by using certain means. He really likes to work outside of those expectations.

  • I’ll see Andy in a couple of hours. I’ll let him know you are on time, which will endear you to him to no end.

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