After my previous post The Mystery of the Number "9" in 2009, one reader at another magazine site where the article was published responded thus: "Interesting, but totally miserable!... I do not see how the world could get worse than it already is... That means we will have a worse Dafur, a worse Kenyan drought/politicians, a worse American foreign policy?" Now, obviously this dear reader, while overlooking the overall motif of hope that I present, brushed against what I may call the "prophetic" aspects of the article. I have stated in an earlier piece on this blog that I am an optimist. However, I am not one to be sold on utopian ideas of a perfecct society that is ever progressing or on a cheap salvation. I am more of an optimistic realist, one who believes in the possibilities of a better society, if, and only when, the human society, individually and collectively, is willing to grapple with the realities of its own fall. An optimism (freedom) that is
The major cities of the United States are changing both in their belief systems and ethno-cultural makeup. How should the Good News be presented to them in order to be Good News? Besides sharing biblical inspiration plus stories of God's grace at work through our ministry in various parts of the world, I hope to address this and many other issues important to our Christian faith.