August 10, 2011

Living well as exiles: Part 2


Living well as exiles: inspiration for mission from the life of Daniel

Rich helped us grapple with the challenges and opportunities of living as “Kingdom exiles” in an increasingly postmodern and post-Christian world.  Working from the early chapters of Daniel, Rich offered Biblical inspiration for the calling we share to bear witness to Christ in the world, as citizens of heaven.  Just like Daniel and his friends, we find ourselves as exiles temporarily resident in an alien land, tasked with helping usher in God’s rule and reign.  Rich looked at four aspects of this life as exiles: possibilities, priorities, prophetic witness and persecution.