The refugee life is unstable. They don’t know if they will have food. They don’t know if their daily provisions will come. Many of them have only a temporary home. And they certainly don’t know if they will ever be able to return to their home in South Sudan.
The current Culture Wars have a profound impact on every level of modern society. From Political polarization to religious deconstruction, these questions shake the foundations of civilization. The question remains, in the end, will the Culture Wars have a positive or negative net result?
The modern church is not dead, but undead. The dead at least have the manners to be done with it and lay politely in their grave. But the church of the 21st century fills me with confusion. Its decay and disease have betrayed the church’s intended form and, unfortunately, spread worldwide. We see today not the ekklesia of the first century but a Zombie Church.
The first-century disciples turned the world upside down precisely because of their boldness and willingness to pay any price to see the kingdom expand. These things are still happening in many developing countries around the world, but it seems the western church has come to a dead standstill, and there are no signs that it will change anytime soon. Have you ever wondered why?
Humans love patterns. We see them everywhere, even when they are not there. We make sense of the world around us by organizing it into things we can understand and control. In my spiritual journey, I have seen three stages of belief and marked correlated behaviors that go with them. Maybe this will help you to determine where you are and what the next steps are for you.
Either He is your king (master) or you are (Matthew 6:24). Both perspectives cannot exist at the same time. One will always kill the other. In my experience, very few people let Christ sit on the throne of their lives. They never truly submit to Him and order their lives according to the direction of His Kingdom.