Facilitating the Mission
What about Jonah?

What about Jonah?

August 30, 2017

Jonah knew going in that God was a God of grace. 2 Kings 14:25 corroborates that Jonah knew this. God is gracious when people absolutely don’t deserve it. Jonah didn’t want to see God be good to the enemies of Israel. Jonah wanted God to treat the enemies of Jonah as enemies.

But God is above acting the way that men do. Jonah thought he could thwart God’s plans by being disobedient. That is the worst place to be. Jonah finds out.

In this podcast, we discuss Jonah as a metaphore for both Old Testament Israel and the Church in 2017.

Here are links to what was discussed in this podcast.

» Strategy or Theology

» Unbroken movie and book

» Mission in the Old Testament by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.

» In Step with the God of the Nations by Philip N. Steyne

» From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya by Ruth A. Tucker

» Where are you from? video on YouTube

 

Finally, Jeff referenced 1 Peter 2:9 as an exhortation:

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."

Honor and Shame Part Three: An Overview

Honor and Shame Part Three: An Overview

August 15, 2017

These are resources mentioned in this edition of Facilitating the Mission. Much of what was covered today was originally presented at the Honor and Shame Conference held in Wheaton Illinois this summer. The theme of the conference was Reframing the Gospel for the 21st Century; Understanding Honor and Shame. Sign up for the newsletter at HonorShame.com to keep up with blog posts and information about future conferences.

Here is a list of titles Jeff recommended for a deeper dive into the topic of ministry in honor and shame based cultures:

Here are links to previous podcasts in this series: