Reframing

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Reframing presents a fresh perspective on renewing the church’s mission using novel metaphors that reshape our understanding of its core convictions and practices.

From the Bible to congregations, from the resurrection to church unity, and including practices like discernment, exegesis and faith formation, these metaphors offer new insights into the mission of the church. By reframing these elements, Reframing addresses the challenge of expressing faith clearly in a post-Christian world.

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SUBTITLE: Novel metaphors for reimagining the church and the Bible. Participating in God’s unfolding story

FORMAT: Book

PAGES: 192

SUMMARY: Reframing presents a fresh perspective on renewing the church’s mission using novel metaphors that reshape our understanding of its core convictions and practices.

From the Bible to congregations, from the resurrection to church unity, and including practices like discernment, exegesis and faith formation, these metaphors offer new insights into the mission of the church. By reframing these elements, Reframing addresses the challenge of expressing faith clearly in a post-Christian world.

CONTENT:
Preface

1. Reframing the church
2. Reframing Scripture
3. Reframing the resurrection
4. Reframing discernment
5. Reframing exegesis
6. Reframing congregations
7. Reframing spiritual formation
8. Reframing the gospel
9. Reframing unity
10. The unscripted Act 5 as root metaphor

Addendum 1: Questions for reflection

Bibliography
Endnotes

AUTHOR: Marius J Nel is a professor of New Testament at Stellenbosch University. He is chairperson of the New Testament Society of Southern Africa, co-editor of Scriptura, member of the International Consultation of Ecclesial Futures and Assessor of the Western Cape Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church.