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John Stott: ‘Today’s world needs a bigger gospel’

If all creation is under the curse, but your Gospel only talks about spiritually setting humans free, how is that anything but a fragmentary Gospel?

John Stott, the renowned rector of All Souls Church in London, wrote: “Many people are rejecting our gospel today not because they perceive it to be false, but because they perceive it to be trivial. People are looking for an integrated world-view which makes sense of all their experience. … Today’s world needs a bigger gospel.”

See “Our ‘trivial’ Gospel and Church decline” and “Changing the way we ‘gospel’” in our new (free, for now) ebook, Lo-ammi: ‘Christians’ – but not God’s people. (pp.48 ff)

Visit bit.ly/kp-books to read online or download to your device.

Helping former inmates escape ‘second prison’ for true freedom

In the latest episode of the God’s Revolution podcast, we’re talking with Tony Kitchens about the challenges he faced as a young man being released from prison — and how God used providential relationships with believing mentors to help him find lasting freedom. Tony struggled for years to escape the “second prison” of discrimination and hopelessness that always faces men and women released from prison. Today, however, Tony directs field work for Prison Fellowship in Georgia and North Florida. He offers us both firsthand insight and practical advice for those of us who want to help former prisoners experience the gift of restoration God has placed … in our hands … for them.

Listen to “Tony Kitchens: Helping former inmates escape ‘second prison'” by clicking here.

A hope-filled future for our cities

In the latest episode of our God’s Revolution podcast, we’re talking with Glenn Barth, president and CEO of Good Cities, about how we can help cities experience a future filled with hope.

Good Cities is a community development initiative that advances the gospel of the Kingdom by working with local leaders toward the common good of the city. The mission of Good Cities is to discover, support, and serve vibrant city movements by building processes that create good cities.

Our good friend Reggie McNeal works alongside Glenn in helping community leaders discover the power and collective impact of collaboration. Using the Good City tools, church leaders can help their communities experience God’s common grace in the redemptive features a city has to offer, which in turn leads to the opportunity for people to experience God’s salvation and a future filled with hope.

To listen to the episode, click here.

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