Has the church been called to separate ourselves from the world, to change the world, to fix the world, or something else entirely?
In this episode I interview John C. Nugent about this subject, which is at the root of some of the biggest challenges pastors are facing today.
Dr. Nugent is the author of several books including Endangered Gospel: How Fixing the World Is Killing the Church. He is a professor of Old Testament studies at Great Lakes Christian College, and co-host of the After Class Podcast.
John’s approach helps us understand where common misunderstandings about these issues come from so we can address them lovingly and biblically. He also frames these issues according to the entire story-arc of scripture, rather than just proof-texting.
This is a great way to see the church for what Jesus called us to be. Not isolated from the world, but as a representation of the Kingdom of God within the world.
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