I posted this on Facebook awhile back, but I ran across it again and thought that it was blog worthy. I am writing heavily on my book and this sentiment is prominent in part two of what I am writing. So, it is relevant to me today. In light of the chaos happening in the world, perhaps it will be relevant to you, too.
“Our task as image-bearing, God-loving, Christ-shaped, Spirit-filled Christians, following Christ and shaping our world, is to announce redemption to a world that has discovered its fallenness, to announce healing to a world that has discovered its brokenness, to proclaim love and trust to a world that knows only exploitation, fear and suspicion…The gospel of Jesus points us and indeed urges us to be at the leading edge of the whole culture, articulating in story and music and art and philosophy and education and poetry and politics and theology and even–heaven help us–Biblical studies, a worldview that will mount the historically-rooted Christian challenge to both modernity and postmodernity, leading the way…with joy and humor and gentleness and good judgment and true wisdom.”
-N.T. Wright, The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is