Text & Context

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About the author:
Len Hjalmarson lives with his wife, Betty, in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Between 2007 and 2010, they helped plant a missional community among their city's urban poor, then spent two years leading a church in transition in southern Ontario. The co-author of Missional Spirituality (IVP, 2011), Len is a member of the Parish Collective as well as the Missio Alliance, and is excited about an integrated spirituality of mission.

Len's passions are leadership, spiritual formation and culture, leading contemplative retreats, and experimenting with bread recipes. Len is an adjunct professor at Northern Baptist Seminary in Chicago, Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, and George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland. He holds a doctorate from the ACTS Seminary of Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C. He is currently working on his fourth book, a Christian theology of place.

Text & Context

Church Planting in Canada in Post-Christendom

Authored by Leonard Hjalmarson
Contributions by Bob Roxburgh, David Fitch, Scott Cripps, Phil Harbridge, Robert Cameron, Frank Emanuel, Rob Scott, Rob Laidlaw, Jamie Arpin-Ricci, Laurence East, Jamie Howison, Kim Reid, Nathan Colquhoun, Sean Benesh, Dan Steigerwald, Scott Hagley

How does the text of the gospel take root in a post-Christendom culture? What sort of disciplines and imagination root a kingdom presence in Canadian neighbourhoods? How does this frame of "church plant" shift in our renewed awareness of the missio Dei?

This project tells the stories of eleven church planters, in nine Canadian cities. In part, it comprises a research project to discover what stories are really being written on the Canadian front lines. It anticipates a diverse contextualization of the gospel as we re-enter the neighbourhoods of towns and cities and urban centers.

Publication Date:
1492721247 / 9781492721246
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Christian Ministry / Missions

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