Redeemer City to City and Missional Stuff


Redeemer City to City is the new name and new look for Redeemer’s Church Planting Center. Check out the new web site. What you may not know is that one of the many wonderful people that have featured on my blog for the last . . . shoot . . almost a decade . . . is the incredible and hairless Sasa Flek from Prague, Czech Republic. Sasa, who was the “scribe in our basement” when we lived in Prague has now completed his Bible translation into Czech and is setting up an apostolic base [if i can call it that] in Prague. And more to the point, Sasa is now officially connected to Redeemers family of church planters. Lucky them!

Tim Keller (pictured) also lacking in hair, is the leader of Redeemer and one of the most liked Christian leaders in USA. He has some great thoughts on the concept of being “missional”.

Speaking of the word “missional”, there was some interesting discussion last week on the subject, kicked off by Brent Thomas, that I apparently missed during my exodus out of Europe and into Africa. Ed Stetzer has the skinny, as does Bill Kinnon. Love to hear your thoughts.


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" :-)


  • Andrew,
    incredible – yes
    hairless – of course!
    scribe in your basement – what a priviledge
    – but “official” – whadayamean??!!
    for your record – we meet sundays in a basement pub of the great Sir Tobyยดs hostel in Prague, over some beers, prayers, bible readings of the church callendar, celebrating the communion, and having some great time together, of course. kinda the way i learned from you, bro! now if you want to call it “official”, you are welcome ๐Ÿ™‚
    btw – how did you know about the redeemer conenction? from here?
    some pics from our first advent gathering here:

  • Regarding the 9 Marks “missional” controversy, I suspect a little too much is being made of it since Leeman didn’t seem to name his targets but lots of people seem to be drawing conclusions.
    That said, I’ve had my own run-ins with the conservative-leaning arm of the church when it comes to the scope of the gospel and issues of mercy/justice, and I think that it’s important that we don’t keep creating bigger divides. I applaud your efforts to keep the bond of peace with some who are not quite as liberal as yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

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