The unit begins with a description of the new world order with its characteristics of violence, globalisation and migration. It would show how the Bible is a narrative of a God of life. Current mission practices like rejecting exclusion and inequality through an insistence on human rights, reconciliation and advocacy are explored. The nature of Discipleship in relation to these missional challenges is examined.
develop an understanding of at least three challenges human society faces today
analyse how Christian mission is a service to life
illustrate two relevant mission expressions
justify these expressions of mission with the former baptism-centred approach
assess the understanding of mission in Evangelii Gaudium
appraise two relevant mission practices for an Australian Context
Weekly face-to-face lectures and tutorials or online forums with online learning materials.
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In-class/online presentation and discussion about one of the challenges to mission in Australia. Submit the same as a written essay of 3000 words.
Essay on Lk 4:19, “The acceptable year of the Lord,” and critically presenting any one of the recent approaches to mission demonstrating how this becomes an expression of the acceptable year of the Lord.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 23 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-09-23 18:23:25 +1000