Kingdom values have helped bring radical transformation in society precisely when Christians understood their calling to be salt and light in the public square.
What should fill us with hope is that the present order of things won’t always remain the same: everything will be turned upside down and in the end it is not the powerful that will triumph.
Wealth is increasingly and unfairly concentrated among a privileged few. Jesus said: “Watch out! Life does not consist in an abundance of possessions”.
Our entire culture is still geared toward satisfaction. According to the Bible, this is quite dangerous.
In Western Europe today the majority of the church is made up of the relatively wealthy middle classes.
The World Economic Forum in Davos gathers around 3,000 to tackle the issue of inequality. According to Oxfam, “2017 saw the biggest increase in the number of billionaires in history, one more every two days”.