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Missional Metaphors – Salt and Light

“You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:13, 14)

I find Jesus’ juxtaposition of salt and light in this passage absolutely fascinating. I started reflecting on these two images of salt and light in my master’s thesis. I’ve picked them up a couple of times in my doctoral work as well. And I find myself still digging into them to mine the depth of meaning and understanding that is within them. After listening to my denomination’s recent discussion about whether or not to adopt a request that would require the denomination to develop a detailed plan for implementing the Great Commission, I have found myself coming back to these two metaphors again. Continue reading


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