This week Sunday lectionary reading for Trinity 3 Year C is Luke 10.1–11, 16–20 which records Jesus sending out the seventy-(two) on ‘mission’ and their return. It is passage that is rich with material for reflection on issues of ministry and pastoral theology—but one that also includes some surprising and challenging perspectives on what mission is about.
James and Ian explore the theological and textual issues, and reflect on both how we preach on this passage and its implications for practice and pastoral ministry in the local church.
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