What does it mean to be the body of Christ in this culture? A culture that is coming apart needs to see a church that is coming together. Our culture is coming apart. People seem more divided than perhaps at any time, even during the Civil War of the 1800’s. These political and sociological divisions are impacting our churches and sadly some churches seem as divided as the culture.
Stories of people leaving over racial tensions, to mask or not to mask, etc...
Unity is not about accommodating the culture, we are to stand apart and distinct from the culture. Yet our prophetic role does not look like simply assuming a role as a political sub-group in the latest political skirmishes.
What does it mean to play a prophetic role? Tony Evans, metaphor of referees...the 3rd team. How can we be that “3rd team”/ how can we stand apart from the culture to represent a better country, a more excellent way?