Our American political system is broken, characterized by unhealthy competition, broken promises, harmful accusations, and a lack of representative governance. The political culture is more divided and more dysfunctional than most of us can remember. Surely there is a better way. How are disciples to live in this context?
The politics of Jesus are characterized by a concern for people, honest conversations about sin and virtue, and most of all, a desire to do the will of God. While “playing politics” has a highly negative connotation, especially these days, imagine the good God’s people can accomplish by claiming politics as merely another arena in which we can honor God and love our neighbors. In order to do that, we will have to look at politics through the lens of our faith.
Covid-19 has challenged most of life, including how we do church. On the one hand, gathering in large groups for worship may not feel safe to some. On the other hand, staying at home alone lacks community. What could we do that embraces both safety and community? House Church. The early church in the book of Acts met at home. Could this be an emerging option for our Timberlake ministry? Let’s talk about how God brings new things out of the old, and blessing out of difficulty.