I know this post will not go over well with everyone who reads it. However, I believe we were divinely designed (assumption #1 that might create disagreement) to develop a heart and mindset that embraces the globe … we were created for this purpose. We model what is expressed in the most famous verse of the New Testament: “for God so loved the world …”
I absolutely love these two video clips. I have the links below.
WARNING: don’t watch them if you feel that spirituality is totally a private matter. I also believe that, as a Christ follower, I am commissioned to “go public” (assumption #2 that will create some rumbling). However, this mission mandate, built into the DNA of a Christian by a Holy Spirit, which, according to the Bible, leads people to truth & energizes for sharing, is also part of the design. It does not involve oppression, force, manipulation, or disrespect. It does involve relational sensitivity, and grace.
My notes are up on the series blog: http://40dayspurposepresrevdoug.blogspot.com/