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a community who could change everything

“A community of people who begin to wake up to the covert curriculum in which they swim each day would want to band together to share their insights about it. They would help one another not be sucked in, not be massaged into passivity, not be malformed by this powerful educational process occurring in a multimedia classroom without walls or vacations. They would remind one another of the alternative faming story they had come to believe was good, beautiful, and true, and they would seek, together, to live by this alternative framing story, the radical good news.

They would develop practices of spiritual formation so they and their children for generations to come wold be able to learn, live, and grow as part of the solution, not part of the problem; as agents of healing, not as carriers of the disease; as revolutionaries seeking to dismantle and subvert the suicidal system, not as functionaries and drones seeking to serve and preserve it. . . .

Groups like this wouldn’t need buildings, pipe organs, rock bands, layers of institutional structure, video projectors, parking lots, and so on . . . although having these things wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing, and could possibly be useful. What they would need would be simple: a passion to understand Jesus and his message and a commitment to live out that understanding in a world in which everything must change.”

|:: brian d. mclaren, everything must change: jesus, global crises, and a revolution of hope


About david b. clark

a husband and father || a student of philosophy, theology, history, literature, music, art, computer science


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