S2:E9 – Beloved Community
Our history is full of saints and radicals who have asked the question, “is this how it has to be” and then revealed to us that it doesn’t. If the only image of the “Church” we have is the modern American white evangelical community than, well, we should all go home and give up. I’m not interested in that. But that isn’t the only image nor is it even the primary image of the church. Our history is full of communities of dissent that have revealed, if even for just a moment, the Kingdom of Jesus because they had no other option.
Communities that challenge the systems of consumption, desire, and scapegoating by evoking an imagination for the Kingdom, entering into their local communities, and living out the possible world. Communities like Voice of Calvary in Mississippi founded by John Perkins.