The World is Not Ours to Save: Finding the Freedom to Do Good
The 2014 Christianity Today Book Award Winner (Christianity and Culture)2014 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year (Compassion)We want to save the world-and we have a dizzying array of worthy causes to pursue.But passionate enthusiasm can quickly give way to disillusionment,...
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The 2014 Christianity Today Book Award Winner (Christianity and Culture)2014 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year (Compassion)We want to save the world-and we have a dizzying array of worthy causes to pursue.But passionate enthusiasm can quickly give way to disillusionment, compassion fatigue or empty slacktivism. As we move from awareness to mobilization, we bump up against the complexities of global problems-and liking Facebook pages only goes so far.Veteran activist Tyler Wigg-Stevenson identifies the practical and spiritual pitfalls that threaten much of today's cause-driven Christianity. He casts an alternate vision for doing good based on the liberating truth that only God can save the world. Wigg-Stevenson's own pilgrimage from causes to calling shows how to ground an enduring, kingdom-oriented activism in the stillness of vocation rather than in the anxiety of the world's brokenness.The world is not ours to save. And that's okay. Discover why.
Tyler Wigg-Stevenson is the founder and director of the Two Futures Project, a movement of Christians for nuclear threat reduction and the global abolition of nuclear weapons. He also serves as chairman of the Global Task Force on Nuclear Weapons for the World Evangelical Alliance and as policy director for Faithful Security, a multi-faith coalition working for nuclear security.Tyler began his involvement in nuclear policy over a decade ago under the late U.S. Senator Alan Cranston at the Global Security Institute, on whose board he still sits, and as study assistant to the Rev. Dr. John Stott. He is the author ofBrand Jesus: Christianity in a Consumerist Age, a contributing editor atSojournersmagazine, politics columnist atRelevant magazine, and a regular writer and speaker on matters of faith and public life. His work has been profiled by a variety of secular and Christian media, including theWashington Post, Christianity Today, CQ, WORLD, ABC World News, and PBSsReligion & Ethics Newsweekly. Tyler is an ordained Baptist minister with degrees from Swarthmore College and Yale Divinity School.
- The 2014 Christianity Today Book Award Winner (christianity And Culture)2014 Outreach Magazine Resource Of The Year (compassion)we Want To Save The World-and We Have A Dizzying Array Of Worthy Causes To Pursue.but Passionate Enthusiasm Can Quickly Give Way To Disillusionment, Compassion Fatigue Or Empty Slacktivism. As We Move From Awareness To Mobilization, We Bump Up Against The Complexities Of Global Problems-and Liking Facebook Pages Only Goes So Far.veteran Activist Tyler Wigg-stevenson Identifies The Practical And Spiritual Pitfalls That Threaten Much Of Today's Cause-driven Christianity. He Casts An Alternate Vision For Doing Good Based On The Liberating Truth That Only God Can Save The World. Wigg-stevenson's Own Pilgrimage From Causes To Calling Shows How To Ground An Enduring, Kingdom-oriented Activism In The Stillness Of Vocation Rather Than In The Anxiety Of The World's Brokenness.the World Is Not Ours To Save. And That's Okay. Discover Why.
- <strong>part I:the Limits Of Activism</strong>
- 1. The World Is Not Ours To Save
- 2. Don't Be A Hero
- 3. Broken Beyond Our Repair
- 4. Fear God
- 5. Take These Snakes
- <strong>part Ii: A Deeper Calling</strong>
- 6. The Peaceable Kingdom
- 7. Peace With God: Worship, Discipleship, Evangelism
- 8. Peace Among The Nations: Justice, Industry, Nonaggression
- 9. Peace In Community: Dignity, Prosperity, Fearlessness
- 10. Living Out Our Callings