Janette O'Neil


Letter from London

Welcome to Rethinking Mission!

How wonderful it is to be re-launching this journal after such a long break, in a new 21st century form.

Our desire, at USPG, is that the Rethinking Mission online journal will enable people around the world to engage, on an equal footing, in dialogue about what it means to be involved in mission today. Our hope and prayer is that this will be a forum to be inspired by and contribute to missiological thinking from your many own perspectives, and provide an opportunity for us to share together how local missiological thinking and experience impacts on the global perspective.

The world is a fast-moving place, yet God’s mission remains constant. It does, however, need to be proclaimed afresh in each generation and context. The greater our engagement with God’s mission in different situations and with different people, the richer our understanding of it will be. My hope is that Rethinking Mission will be one place where this happens.

I am very grateful to Evie Vernon, at USPG, and the team of theologians whom she has engaged, in bringing this dream of an online Rethinking Mission journal to fruition. May it be a place of inspiration, interaction and, indeed, of mission itself.