Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The theology of incarnation is fundamental; Jesus came to live among those for whom he died to save. The Christian has always to be identified closely with those to whom he is called to witness. More than physical presence is needed, there needs to be a psychological presence too. It is possible to live in one area whilst having one’s children educated outside it, and for one’s thought-life and friendships to be in quite a different world. If the presence is to be real, it needs to be a committed and involved presence in the local church life and in the local community.
... David Bronnert, “The Gospel and Culture”, in The Changing World, Bruce Kaye, ed., vol. 3 of Obeying Christ in a Changing World, John Stott, gen. ed., 3 vol., London: Fountain, 1977, p. 127
(see the book; see also Heb. 2:17-18; Matt. 9:10-12; Luke 5:30-32; 15:1-2; 19:5; John 1:14; Phil. 2:6-8; Heb. 2:11-12; 1 John 1:3; more at Church, Commitment, Community, Incarnation, Jesus, Salvation, Theology, Witness)
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