Kingdom values have helped bring radical transformation in society precisely when Christians understood their calling to be salt and light in the public square.
The temptation facing us is either to push the panic button, adding further confusion to the chaos, or to take flight and escape into denial about what’s going on in society. For Christians both of these options are simply unacceptable.
Throughout the history of the church, the relationship between our faith and art has often been tense, ambivalent and confusing.
The danger facing Christians today is becoming truly trapped by the logic of immediatism. We are called to play the long-game, because church history tells us that God’s truth will outlast and outshine man’s ignorance.
The Brexit crisis has overwhelmed almost everyone who cares about the issue and the feelings of exhaustion and confusion seem unbearable. The temptation now is to switch off and go to sleep.
There is no replacement to the discipline of reading a good book and/or going through deep soul-searching while looking at a painted masterpiece.
The miracle of new beginnings, the miracle of justice realised and the miracle of changed hearts.
Let’s ask hard questions that demand more than just shallow answers. Only then can we really deal with and solve complicated social problems.
How did this young boy growing up in Kalispell, Montana make such an impact on the world that celebrities like Bono sought out his friendship and counsel?
As Christians we have a responsibility to take a stand against propaganda and make sure we are bearers and channels of the truth.
There is an increasing awareness in Western societies that there is more to reality than what can simply be explained using the categories of science.
Christians must not give up disagreeing with each other. For the sake of truth it matters that we disagree but how we disagree makes all the difference.
Because of the paradoxical relationship between God’s freedom and human freedom, Christians need a robust “theology of surprise”.