Missionary Grow Home!

The Maribyrnong River weaving through the grassland plains West of Melbourne

Re-Placing Mission in Bio-regions:  A Christian Eco-Missiology of Place.

My final essay for my theology degree at Whitley in 2000 was supervised by Ross Langmead and draws heavily on Ched Myers, Michael Northcott and David Bosch.

Rejecting the tempting environmental discourses of abstraction, and drawing strongly from the practical ideology of bioregionalism, and its discourses of “home,” an eco-missiology of replacement offers a particular framework for economic, social-political and spiritual renewal. Both conceptual and practical, personal and political, the work of re-placement is an empowering and creative process of literally ‘growing home.’ It is ‘place’ both old and new when we can fulfill the oldest (and yet newly urgent) biblical call to mission, the call to take care of the creation.

The old Word file is online here.

It was published as an Occasional Paper in Zadock in Autumn 2009

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