For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles

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Product Description

A moment of honesty for Christians out there: have you ever wondered what your Salvation is actually FOR? Is it just to get to heaven? Is it so we can have a “friend in Jesus”? Is it even just about us?

For the Life of the World: Letters to Exiles is an invitation to explore the scandalous and beautiful story of God’s plan for the whole world. It starts with this key question: what is our Salvation FOR? How does it affect every part of our existence?


Episode Descriptions

Ep 1 – Exile

What does it mean to be in exile?

Ep 2 – Economy of Love

What is the point of family?

Ep 3 – Economy of Creative Service

Is our labor in the world about survival, or is there more to the “daily grind”?

Ep 4 – Economy of Order

How do we seek justice for the oppressed?

Ep 5 – Economy of Wisdom

Why should we know stuff?

Ep 6 – Economy of Wonder

Must everything have a practical usefulness, or is there value in being useless?

Ep 7 – The Church

What is the role of the church in the world?

Subtitled in 13 Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hinid, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

1 review for For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles

  1. 5 out of 5


    The beauty of this 7-episode series is in its simplicity and creativity. While light on theological terminology and instruction, this series has a ‘retro-rustic’ feel and so is well suited for a new believer and/or for young people (e.g., high school students). Using the prophet Jeremiah’s letter to the exiles in Jeremiah 29, this series illustrates in instruction and application what it means to live as ‘exiles’ in our contemporary context. Perhaps the most insightful episode is the one on ‘Creative Service’ (episode #3). Here the FLOW creators demonstrate beautifully how our work — a creative service and an economic activity — contributes to a “mysterious, enormous and organic collaboration with others or for the sake of the life of the world.”

    Viewers have an option to see a preview of each episode prior to watching the entire feature length episode. The episodes include a diverse array of guest teachers — an Asian American, an African-American and several white Americans. In sum, this series does a fine job succinctly laying a foundation of explaining God’s mission in the world and our place in His mission.

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