Before “everything must change”
Colin Hansen on an issue that’s constantly coming up here: the relationship of the gospel to social issues.
If Christians today want to turn the world upside down, then we must preach the apostolic gospel of King Jesus. Before “everything must change,” Jesus is building a kingdom of subjects who repent of their sins and trust him to forgive them. Then we can follow Jesus’ example and reject political power plays; otherwise, “we will, ironically, be assimilated into the very idolatries of wealth, status, and power we seek to change,” as the Gospel Coalition’s Theological Vision for Ministry explains. “If we seek service rather than power, we may have significant cultural impact.”