Me and We: God's New Social Gospel
Me and We: God's New Social Gospel   -     By: Leonard Sweet
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* Revisting the concepts of the social gospel and justice, Sweet explores the meaning of community in a world divided by individualism, consumerism, and racism. He argues that only when we connect the "me" and "we" together in a Christ-centered existence will the church be better equipped to feed the hungry, educate the poor, and empower the disenfranchised. 173 pages, softcover from Abingdon.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 173
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 142675776X
ISBN-13: 9781426757761

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When Christians answer the clarion call to be missional, too often it is primarily to feel good or to grow in their own faith. But ultimately we remain unsatisfied because, in the end, it’s still about "me"—my church, my faith, my salvation. Then sometimes inspiration dries up. We forget that Jesus is the head of the Church, which exists at God’s pleasure and disposal. God is birthing a new Social Gospel, meant to reclaim mission and justice ministries as prime directives for the Church, and not with the naive thinking of the 19th or 20th centuries. What are the characteristics of this new Social Gospel? 

There is an expectation that mission is "with" and not "for" others. There is an acknowledgement that tolerance is not a dirty word and we have to find a peaceable way to live in our intercultural world. It carries the Wesleyan impulse to change the world by working to build God’s kingdom in this world. It offers the grace and salvation of Christ to those in need, believing that none are free unless all are free. It means that we feed the hungry, educate to poor, and equip the powerless in tangible ways.

Author Bio

Leonard Sweet is the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Theological School, Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University, and a chief contributor to sermons.com. He is one of the most sought after interpreters of contemporary church life and culture and the author of more than one hundred articles, 600 published sermons, and thirty booksincluding the Greatest Story Never Told: Revive Us Again and FaithQuakes from Abingdon Press.

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