By David Evans
But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:25-28).
Our world is rapidly changing before our eyes. What once was a world that revolved around the church is now a world that seems to want nothing to do with it. During my grandparent’s lifetime, the church had a community voice and a place at the community table. If the church had an ideological position concerning a situation then most often the community followed the position. This place of influence is no longer where the church assumes. No longer is a church automatically granted a seat at the community table, and church members can no longer assume that it is so. [Read more…]