Evangelicals Now has made available some extracts from the introduction of Chris Wrights new book; The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative (see the top of our Amazon Wishlist). There is some good stuff here:
- We ask, ‘Where does God fit into the story of my life?’ when the real question is where does my little life fit into this great story of God’s mission.
- We want to be driven by a purpose that has been tailored just right for our own individual lives, when we should be seeing the purpose of all life, including our own, wrapped up in the great mission of God for the whole of creation.
- We talk about ‘applying the Bible to our lives’. What would it mean to apply our lives to the Bible instead, assuming the Bible to be the reality — the real story — to which we are called to conform ourselves?
- I may wonder what kind of mission God has for me, when I should be asking what kind of me God wants for his mission.
This is good powerful stuff, saying twice as elegantly and more powerfully the things I was groping towards in my series on the purpose of the Bible.
(HT. Crowded House)