Chris Heuertz on the ‘hole in our holism’

Then what is holism?

Throwing ourselves at the mercy of the whole gospel by celebrating the whole church so that the whole world might see us bear witness to hope in Christ must be our missional commitment. This is our aim and our ideal, but we must embrace this commitment humbly, as a goal rather than an announcement.

The evangelical understanding of holism has many holes. Ironically, we haven’t filled these with love and unity. Instead, we’ve but padded and protected the ecclesial, theological, and missional doctrines that have excluded those Christ embraced. Thoughtful, caring Christians must base their reconstruction of holism on a clearer vision of the church, the gospel, and the world, with love as the only true indicator of integrity.

Read the whole text of Chris Heuertz, President of Word Made Flesh, on his blog.

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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