July 08, 2014
Christians are called to be in
the world but not of
it (John 17:14-15). But what does that mean for how we should live?
At TGC Stephen J. Grabill, the director of programs and international at the Acton Institute, explains why living faithfully in exile and seeking the shalom of our cities are two big ideas that the church needs to embrace in order to recover a robust “in-but-not-of” theology of culture:
God’s people have always been—and are now—living in a permanent state of “in between.” The prophet Jeremiah gives us the essence of living faithfully in this state: “To seek the shalom
of the city where I have sent you into exile” (Jer. Continue Reading...