As Christians seeking to live with convicted civility, we can’t succumb to either one of them. Instead of leaning out, now is the time to lean in with all wisdom, courage, and compassion.
How do we show justice and grace? By loving God and others. We shouldn’t be forced to choose one or the other. We need both.
The church is the place of belonging for resident aliens—and it offers a hopeful model for how to live and work in the place between heaven and earth.
If evangelism is just a check-the-box insurance policy paid for with the simple verbalization of a brief prayer, then calling those same people to costly, lifelong obedience in Christ in the days ahead will be a nearly impossible task.