It’s More Than Compassion: From Contribution to Collaboration
Description: We read in Scripture that neighborly love is a collaborative effort that goes beyond telling others about Jesus. For Christians, working for the well-being of our city is a biblical imperative that urges us to build our capacity to do it as a community rather than as lone charity agents. This challenges the individualistic, and thus very limited, approach to the common good so often embedded in our culture.
Why This Matters: Dr. Nelson shows clearly from Scripture, including the parable of the Good Samaritan, Acts 20:34-35, and Ephesians 4:28 that economic capacity is an important part of the call to show compassion. This is very often overlooked, and he makes a very solid and helpful case.
- Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good, Steven Garber
- Economic Shalom, John Bolt
- Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, Christopher Wright
Church: Christ Community Church, Kansas City