Encouragement for 2020
I know that God’s hand is on the Twin Cities here in Minnesota. Jesus is changing lives! I met with hundreds of pastors from various evangelical denominations in 2019 and heard unique stories of the Gospel at work.
We can acknowledge that our Christian beliefs and values are increasingly in tension with culture, but rather than abandon or modify our faith, it appears
“Christians are weighing beliefs with scripture and holding to them ardently.”
God’s Word gives us eyes for the marginalized and vulnerable, grants us peace in uncertainty and anxiety, and heals the wounds of trauma and shame. Scriptural truths, biblical ethics, and the value of discipleship and community remain refreshing and compelling to each generation. A particular level of generosity and engagement where social issues meet biblical values continues to expand among younger generations of believers.
“The Gospel should always be contextual and relevant, but never captive to current culture.”
– Carl Nelson