Are We Pushing Jesus to the Margins of Our Lives?
Updated: Jan 9, 2020
One of the things that has become very clear to me over the past 24 years since coming to Australia and living permanently again in a Western culture is that most Christians have privatised their faith, in such a way, that it pushes Jesus to the margins of their lives. Instead of allowing Jesus and the gospel of the kingdom to challenge the foundational assumptions of our culture, we have co-opted Jesus into our culture and worldview, giving him a minor role in the private sphere of our lives. In doing so, we have revitalised Jesus to the private and personal part of our lives, making him irrelevant to vast areas of our lives. Thus, Jesus as little or no place in politics, world affairs, commerce, industry or education where he might challenge our understanding of public life, or the prevailing worldview of our society.