Over the last couple of years, after listening in on the emerging conversation, I've been encouraged and inspired to see life and ministry differently. But honestly, I've been disappointed that there aren't more average people telling about the kinds of things they do every day to live missionally. Maybe it's the sort of thing that doesn't blog well.
Jamie had some great thoughts about this today, urging for more models of incarnational living. He points out that we need to go beyond just Sunday morning gatherings and theological discussions in praxis.
On a funny note, Steve McCoy on the Missional Baptist Blog in his post Missional Madness proposed that, because of misuse, we change the word "missional" to something else...
Evanganal (could have a dangerous double meaning, though)
After pondering this, I propose the term...
Charismissional - spirit-led missional living.
Dwight Friesen, in his article Living Incarnationally describes what I aspire to (If you haven't read this article yet, I recommend it.) :
"When Christ is incarnated through you and me, we will be looking for ways to empty ourselves in the service of the Father by serving others as the Holy Spirit guides us. We become active participants in a divine dance through which all of creation is being reconciled to Christ. This is a dynamic faith process that will always find unique expression through each follower of Christ and each cluster of Christ-followers."