A few articles that have either challenged or encouraged my thinking. Or both.
“We want to see our so-called enemies out-voted when they’re doing harmful things, unelected from office when they’re hurting the common good. But we don’t stop there. We want to see them transformed by the blood of Christ.”
“It is God who ordered the world in such a manner that humans would create art and undertake scientific research. It is he who made us capable of politics, economics, homemaking, sports, and education. God’s desire is for us to undertake activities in these realms in a way that glorifies him (1 Cor 10:31).”
Before we lived in Allendale, SC (a county that is 77% minority), I would have dismissed this concept. Please don’t make the same mistake. And don’t make the mistake that your perception is everyone’s reality.
I especially like the 2nd one: “Do things differently on purpose.” But all these tips are helpful if you want to have a kingdom impact in your community.
“When God wants to start with a movement, He doesn’t start with the best people. He starts with the broken.” Who else does God look to? Young people, and poor people.
A good reminder for those of us who continually lament how “busy” we are. (Oh, you don’t see a problem with being busy? Read this.)
And for good measure, one more resource (a video) from Verge Network (from the same John Perkins I have already linked to).