Description: ""Each of the young Anglicans who write on the Five Marks of Mission were at the Edinburgh 2010 conference in June of that year. The articles were then reworked in Toronto a year later, so what you read here is the fruit of much labor, writing, and rewriting. These articles are also open and honest reflections from a range of young Anglicans in a variety of contexts. Here we see a glimpse of the strengths and struggles of the Anglican Communion. There is no space for complacency."" ""The title of the book created much discussion. I still remember the excitement we all felt when our first contributor, from Hong Kong, explained to us the meaning of the Chinese character for 'life-widening.' We all thought that this captured the essence of how we long for mission not only to be but also to be experienced; as life-widening. Our God is a God of love, life and spaciousness so we long for the missio Dei to be practiced and received as life-widening. We hope that this book may disturb, challenge, comfort and enrich your life. We think it will disturb and challenge as you read of the hardship and injustices experienced in many parts of God's world and creation today. We think it will comfort and enrich as you read stories of change and renewal, and as you meet the writers through their writings."" From the Preface by Cathy Ross Endorsements: ""It is clear from the essays collected here that the experience of the 2010 World Mission Conference in Edinburgh was both affirming and frustrating for those taking part-affirming because of its recognition of how the center of gravity has moved in global Christianity; frustrating because of the relative slowness of so many global Christian bodies to catch up with this and to embody it in the way they do business and in the way they represent themselves. This remarkably gifted and creative Anglican delegation at least had some claim to embody the ethnic, gender, and age balance of the Communion. But what they write here gives us no cause for complacency, and these reflections will-or should-provide plenty of food for thought in the various councils of the Communion in the coming years."" From the Foreword by The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams About the Contributor(s): Cathy Ross is John V Taylor Fellow in Missiology, Regent's Park College, Oxford
Cathy Ross is Lecturer for Contextual Theology at Ripon College Cuddesdon. She is MA Co-ordinator for Pioneer Leadership Training at CMS (Church Mission Society). She comes from Aotearoa/NZ. She has written numerous books, most recently Mission on the Road to Emmaus.
Rowan Williams is Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Williams is the author of numerous books, including Meeting God in Mark: Reflections for the Season of Lent and Tokens of Trust: An Introduction to Christian Belief, published by Westminster John Knox Press.