By Peter Block, Visit Amazon's Walter Brueggemann Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Walter Brueggemann, , John McKnight
Our seduction into ideals in pageant, shortage, and acquisition are generating too many casualties. we have to leave a nation that creates isolation, polarized debate, an exhausted planet, and violence that incorporates the desire to empire. The abbreviation of this empire is named a client tradition.
We imagine the loose industry ideology that surrounds us is right and inevitable and represents growth. we're known as to raised adapt, be extra agile, extra lean, extra schooled, extra, extra, extra. supply it up. there is not any such factor as patron delight.
We desire a new narrative, a shift in our pondering and conversing. An different Kingdom takes us out of a tradition of addictive intake right into a position the place existence is ours to create jointly. This pleasant means depends on a neighborly covenant—an contract that we jointly, will greater increase our youngsters, be fit, be attached, be secure, and supply a livelihood. The neighborly covenant has a special language than market-hype. It speaks as a substitute in a sacred tongue.
Authors Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann, and John McKnight invite you on a trip of departure from our buyer industry tradition, with its constellations of empire and keep watch over. observe another set of ideals that experience the means to awaken a tradition the place poverty, violence, and shrinking overall healthiness aren't inevitable—a tradition during which the social order produces adequate for all. They ask you to think about this different nation. to take part during this sleek exodus in the direction of a latest neighborhood. to rouse its beginnings are throughout us. An different Kingdom outlines this trip to build a destiny open air the platforms international of strategies
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They viewed mystery as a wondrous thing. It provided a cosmology, a relationship with nature, the planets, and the stars, and a connection to all living things. These are the ways that people have understood mystery held in community. Mystery is the embodiment of spiritual life. So whenever we declare that we will advance civilization when we know more, we are choosing a place for certainty that it does not deserve. ” —Psalm 10:4 Does God need to be part of the conversation about neighborliness and the common good?
That’s the barrier. And that’s the usefulness of God. In the Hebrew Bible, God is a mystery who comes with a narrative. So He never characteristically says, “I am the Lord,” but says, “I am the Lord that brought you out of the land of Egypt,” out of the house of commodities. You don’t get this God without this narrative. And then the liturgy becomes the re-performance of the narrative in which God is an embedded character. ” And immediately I think, God is a mystery. And so if I value mystery in life, then God becomes very important to me.
Abundance To believe in abundance is to believe that we have enough . . Even in the wilderness of an uncertain future. This thinking is a stretch of the imagination. It envisions social relationships in a different world, in a manna-based culture. It’s a sharp contrast to a culture organized around commerce, a market ideology built on scarcity and the central premise that we cannot believe in sufficiency. It declares that we can never be satisfied with what we have, with the effect that customer satisfaction is truly an oxymoron.
An other kingdom: departing the consumer culture by Peter Block, Visit Amazon's Walter Brueggemann Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Walter Brueggemann, , John McKnight