Further Steps Towards The Edge - Pt.#1 - Theologians of the Imago Dei and a Calling Truth

At the EdgeIn a great text titled ‘Transforming Mission’, David Bosch identifies that, “The best theologian, is not the one who can give a complete logical account of his subject, but the one who ‘assembles more of Truth’s image and shadow’ and thus moves beyond the confines of ‘pure’ rationality. True rationality thus also includes experience.”[1] The Edge has truly embraced this reality as we have moved far beyond the traditional and institutional church while experiencing and taking part in a story far bigger then ourselves. Yet if The Edge is going to maintain its existence and part in the mission of God, it must find understanding in the callings placed upon it as a distinct movement itself. The mission to which The Edge is called is understood only when we first understand the organizational existence and identity we have in reflecting the image of God over the past and present. While exploring that story in the first two series's of posts, we have come to recognize three distinct callings placed upon our movement to further develop our growth and shape in pursuing the mission of God. In this series of posts I hope to pursue these callings further while bringing the challenge forward to radicalize our story even more in becoming God’s instruments for taking steps towards The Edge as a discipling movement.

[1] Bosch, David Jacobus. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission. (Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1991) Pg. #361.