Justin Hiebert

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Alan Hirsch on the Missional Incarnational Impulse

Posted on 06 Jun 2013 in Discipleship, missional theology, Video Post | 2 comments

Here is a Verge Network Video featuring Alan Hirsch.

Please Enter the Discussion below: What did you think? How did the challenge you? What did you learn?

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Justin Hiebert

Leadership Catalyst - Entrepreneur - Coach at JSHiebert Leadership Coaching
I am a Business and Life Coach in both non-profit and for profit settings. I coach leaders, executives, and pastors in areas of vision, clarity, and values. In relationship coaching I focus on healthy and sustainable relationships, and in leadership development roles I catalyze change for individuals and groups to thrive. I also consult churches and organizations on how to train new leaders and create a healthy culture. In addition to that, I am an Anabaptist pastor in the Denver metro area. I specialize on topics that include: missional theology, discipleship, culture and the church in today’s society. I am married to my wonderful wife Elise and we have three kids. I grew up and now work in the United States Mennonite Brethren Church (USMB) and love the people and history of the Mennonite Brethren faith. I am a graduate of Tabor College with a dual degree in Youth Ministry and Christian Leadership, a graduate of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary with a Masters of Divinity, and a Doctoral Student and Bethel Seminary. I also teach college classes in areas of Bible, Communication, and Business.

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  • Subtly moving into the neighborhood: I like that. On the flip side, many Christians are way too good at that. In fact, they are so subtle that their neighbors still don’t know who moved in a year later. I think the corrective for believers in the 21st century America is hospitality: be kind, serve, give gifts. The subtle part is to do this without a parade in my own honor.

    Alan Hirsch is such an intelligent man. My internal dictionary and interpretation mechanisms are on overload anytime his mouth opens.

    • I’m with you, Dave… and I MISSED A CHANCE TO MEET HIM! *sigh* Was RIGHT down the road, too…

      In any case, this video… yup… All of that… We get stuck, sometimes, in that we need to stand out somehow as ostensibly Christian… gotta have the big bibles, the scripture T-shirts, etc… When what that does is scare people away… “Oh, no… here comes that Bible freak again.. let’s go someplace else…”

      Meanwhile, Jesus was approachable… and yet full of challenging truth when asked… It’s a delicate balance… how to incarnate ourselves contextually without losing that yeasty saltiness of the church…

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