As the deer pants for streams of water so, too, do the people in the inner city of Lima thirst for God. Amid the rushing traffic and whirl of pedestrians, there lies a forgotten people. People on the fringes. People who are ignored, pushed aside, or left to make their own way in this world. There is devastating poverty and streets teeming with people without hope.
The desire to create and rule one's own kingdom is an ancient struggle of the heart. All the way back to our friends, Adam & Eve in Genesis... The temptation to want to be in control... wise... all-knowing... god-like... This temptation hisses in the garden and eventually rings in the ear of man. The consequent fall of man due to this chase after man's own glory is an effective tactic of the enemy. We are all susceptible.
See below for David Platt's recent comments regarding the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force and their final report. Like, David, I personally support the GCRTF not for the sake of the SBC, but for the sake of the Gospel and the Great Commission. This is an incredible time in the life of the American church... through… Continue reading Dr. David Platt, Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills: Why I Wholeheartedly Support the GCRTF Report … and More
Stetzer asks the question, “Should the definition of "salvation" be expanded beyond personal redemption of sins to include social justice through the reformation of economic and political institutions?” This question is quite relevant in our current missional culture. Is the primary purpose and mission of Christians to “fix” society, culture, and politics in addition to… Continue reading Does salvation include social justice?