In our book Reconciling All Things, Emmanuel Katongole and I offer “10 Theses for Recovering Reconciliation as the Mission of God,” presented here in edited form.
Doctor of Ministry Thesis, Duke Divinity School (2014): “Toward a Framework for a Practical Theology of Institutions for Faith-Based Organizations.” U.S. faith-based organizations (FBOs) such as World Vision, Compassion International, and International Justice Mission have gained wide international influence and have become the de facto bearers of contemporary Christian mission on an increasingly post-denominational landscape. Yet I contend that FBOs generally suffer from a separation between missiology, ecclesiology, and theological reflection in ways that inhibit their participation in the mission of God. I draw on history, sociology, and missiology to provide a critical framework for an interdisciplinary analysis of FBOs that illuminates the problems they face and what is required for a recovery of faithful witness.
Lausanne Movement Occasional Paper: “Reconciliation as the Mission of God: Faithful Christian Witness in a World of Destructive Conflicts,” I served as chair of the Issue Group on Reconciliation which produced this paper, developed by 47 leaders from 27 countries. We met at the 2004 Forum for World Evangelization in Thailand hosted by the Lausanne Movement. This widely-distributed paper is a good resource for group study in churches and organizations.
Christianity Today Magazine Bible Study Resource – “Service Rooted in Grace: We Cannot Change the World Without Changed Hearts,” 38-page study to be used in conjunction with my Christianity Today article “Born Again … Again” (the article is included in resource)