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The global community of Christians is stunning in its scope and spiritual impact. But what is happening to the Church as new technology, marketing, and generational shifts make their unavoidable mark?
And what difference does it make for Christians in day-to-day life? Equal parts travelogue, character study, and global documentary, The Meeting of the Waters interlaces stories and instruction in the tradition of Freakonomics , The World Is Flat , and The Tipping Point. This breakthrough book is for any Christian eager to make a difference in a changing world. Great out of the box thinking. Fritz's goal is to help today's global church adapt and evolve in a world of dizzying change.
Fritz Kling has over two decades of ministry and nonprofit experience. It is comfortable with ambiguity and contradiction. Their perspectives are likely to be unpredictable and invigorating. Many are quite grounded and radically devoted in their faith. The Mercy Generation is not just Christians but young people around the world. Mutuality - Upside-Down Maps. Viewing people without money or power as equals is not only the right choice--it is becoming the only choice.
Indigenous Christians are confidently taking charge. An African says power is an enemy of Mutuality. Mutuality requires concessions and intentionality on the parts of all players God very often is working most powerfully far from the center. Migration - A Taste of Heaven. Refugees and immigrants from the global south are bringing fresh fervor and devoutness, as well as opportunities for ministry, to Western countries.
Information arbitrage is looking at the world from many perspectives. Nick in Ireland said that every aspect of his ministry is influenced by Migration.
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Ministry is all about migration. It is the key issue of our day. Immigrants are often open to church and faith. The church too often reacts to change rather than anticipates it. We need entrepreneurial, opportunistic outreach.
- Julian Corkle is a Filthy Liar.
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Migration is occurring everywhere on the globe. Urbanization is one of its most profound expressions. Monoculture - Everywhere and Nowhere. Monoculture is highly flexible and adaptable and is shaped by media, marketing, military, business, professors, religious groups, gossip columnists, revolutionaries, and terrorists.
It is still in its early stages. A country's culture gets stretched and it may react, but it can't go back to its previous state. Marketing is accused of cultural strip-mining.
Christians are to be in the world but not of it. The challenge is to relate to people in their environments. Monoculture has a strong American flavor but "it is fundamentally a cultural fusion with tastes of Europe, Australia, Latin America, Asia, and more. The English language is one of the most dominant characteristics of Monoculture and provides multiple opportunities for the church. Presenting a distinctive and winsome witness amid Monoculture is terribly hard today Television, markets, sexuality, and 'New Age' religions are making it really difficult to figure out truth.
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Machines - Both Jekyll and Hyde. Groups are also doing scenario planning. Geographic Information Systems GIS technology can place data in its geographic context with geographic coordinates. Relief practices are much more advanced. Data collection can be done by cell phone for tracking deposits in micro-finance, assessing the success of water and sanitation intervention, tracking diseases and epidemics, etc.
Research in the evangelization task has been transformed by the collecting and organizing massive amounts of data. There is also risk. With the internet and computer memory, what is written is conserved; conversations are no longer temporary. Terrorists can manipulate captives, families, and mission agencies by sending messages in real time. People can be tracked by the locator signals from their cell phones. Laptops may be lost or stolen - with all their information. Smartphones are rich sources of information.
Mediation - Civility in an Extreme World. Mediation is needed in many areas: political, philosophical, social, ethnic, international, mission, class, economic, and religious.
The Meeting Of The Waters, 7 Global Currents That Will Propel the Future Church- Fritz Kling
In the face of global pluralism, the church must proclaim Jesus Christ with theological integrity, critical contextualization, and above all, with an open and transparent spirit. The real challenge is to come up with a convicted civility. Many countries are plagued by their back stories, the relevant historical events that often hold powerful sway in the current state of affairs such as in Uganda, for example.
Most Americans generally hold a short-term orientation.
When it's over, it's over. But when others say, "That's history," they may be pulling their swords. Today is often a servant to yesterday. Some countries suffer from murderous tyrant-leaders and adults recall childhoods filled with fear, suspicion, and loss.