Is mission the activity of God or the church? Richard Twiss, author, speaker and member of the Rosebud Lakota/Sioux Tribe talks about TBN, storytelling and columns of the empire.
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
- Twiss tells a story about being invited to the TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) studios and being conflicted.1 While waiting the green room he was struck by the extravagant Greco/Roman décor in order to capture the image of the Kingdom. What are some of examples of the Kingdom recreated badly?
- Twiss talks about image of tiospaye or “extended family.” Before Israel was a kingdom the Hebrews lived in communities (tribal communities much like the Native Americans). How is this sense of Kingdom much different than the image of a political structure?
- Twiss sees that the idea of diversity is seen in the community of the Trinity and not a modern concept. How is diversity important to the Kingdom and our churches?
- What is the difference between mission as “story telling” rather than conversion? What is your story of God’s work in your life?