Today, we’re happy to welcome Alexis Grant in her first post for Scholar’s Compass, our devotional for academics. For more of Scholar’s Compass, explore our archives here. To read more of Alexis Grant’s work, visit her personal blog, Wonders of His Word.
Kingdom of God
As someone who is involved in ministry vocationally, I have found that I have an interesting perspective on how many in the church understand the significance of work and its intersection with faith. I have encountered something of a double standard relating to the value of work for people who are in ministry positions and for believers involved in “secular professions.”
To Change the World has been hailed as “a seminal book on cultural formation and change, particularly insightful on how Christians (primarily evangelical) have understood and misunderstood culture change over the past 40 years or so” (Micheal Hickerson. Changing the World with James Davison Hunter. Emerging Scholars Network Blog, 8/2/2010).
But the Kingdom Jesus embodied, announced and inaugurated was not quite what His countrymen had expected…or wanted.
In our current toxic political climate one might ask the question, “can anything good come of politics?” James W. Skillen would answer that affirmatively.