Some thoughts from chapter two:
The focus on chapter two is the need to ReJesus the individual as disciples of Jesus. The authors argue that the life of the disciple should directly be influenced by our Christology, and our Christology then directly influences our missiology, which then determines our ecclesiology. Basically our mission in life and how we operate that mission comes directly from our belief in the way of Jesus.
Not everyone agrees with the authors conclusions. Some argue that our Ecclesiology should come second, then Missiology should come third: Christology>>>>Ecclesiology>>>Missiology. I prefer to see it more from a triangle perspective: Jesus is the head and missiology and ecclesiology are both essential, but one is not more vital then the other-they need to co-exist!
“If it is not already clear, let us state it emphatically: We believe that Christology is the key to the renewal of the church in every age and in every possible situation it might find itself in.”
“Christology must determine missiology (our purpose and function in this world), which in turn must determine ecclesiology (the cultural forms and expressions of the church).
“One of the most urgent reasons why we need to re-envision ourselves around Jesus is that our imaginations so easily become captive to the dominant forces in our culture, whether those forces are economic, political, religious or ideological.”