Of Course, Words Are Necessary: the Place of Proclamation in a Post-Christian World
Some people like to quote that line attributed to St Francis, “Preach the gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.” Usually, the person quoting it is suggesting our actions alone can communicate the gospel. While it’s important to recognise that our actions are essential to our witness to the world, of course words are necessary. How could unexplained actions alone constitute the mission of God’s people? So, what is the place of proclamation in a world that doesn’t want to hear us preach?
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Pip Miner is a mission mobiliser, has been on the team at Morling College, an intercultural worker in Cambodia and a youth pastor on Sydney's Northern Beaches
Mike Frost is a missiologist and theologian, one of the leading voices in the missional church movement. He is the founding Director of the Tinsley Institute, a mission study centre located at Morling College and has been equippMichael Frost is an internationally recognised Australian missiologist and one of the leading voices in the missional church movement. His books are required reading in colleges and seminaries around the world and he is much sought after as an international conference speaker.
Since 1999, Dr Frost has been the founding director of the Tinsley Institute, a mission study centre located at Morling College in Sydney, Australia. He has also been an adjunct lecturer at various seminaries in the United States.
He is the author or editor of nineteen theological books, the best known of which are the popular and award-winning, The Shaping of Things to Come (2003), Exiles (2006), The Road to Missional (2011) and Surprise the World! (2016). Frost’s work has been translated into German, Korean, Swedish, Portuguese and Spanish.ing Baptists to engage in mission for decades.