Some years ago, Urban Expression in partnership with the Anabaptist Network and Bristol Baptist College ran several webinars. These were hosted and recorded by the Church of the Brethren in the US.
The biblical narrative centres on people and places found at the margins. It tells the story of God’s adventure in those margins. It summons God’s people to join Messiah Jesus outside the camp. The Bible promotes an understanding of God forsaking the centre in order to catalyse life in unexpected places and in new patterns — patterns which are both valuable in their own right, and also point beyond themselves … to the fullness of God’s impending reign.
Steve Finamore is a pastor, theologian, author and attorney, and Principal of Bristol Baptist College since 2006. Worked in community development in London and in the Peruvian Andes. November 14, 2013