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A Guide to Being Salt and Light in Knoxville

A Guide to Being Salt and Light in Knoxville

Compassion Coalition aims to mobilize and deploy Christians to address their city's brokenness.

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In April 2000, Andy Rittenhouse—"with knees knocking"—delivered hard news to a group of Knoxville pastors he'd convened at a local Christian bookstore. Rittenhouse had just completed extensive ...

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January 19, 2012  8:23pm

I understand the "suspicion from some churches who wondered whether its city transformation agenda was theologically liberal". Is it the mission of the greater Church to do this kind of work or the mission of Christians? Is the Church failing to do the work of building the community or failing to shepherd Christians who go out and do God's work in the community? I agree that the Church is failing, but I'm not sure I agree with the article about where it is failing. The thing that concerns me most is whether or not the Church is stepping in and relieving individual Christians of their commission to build God's kingdom. The effects sited in the article sound to me like they could go either way. I personally think the details are very important because they pertain to the hearts of those already in the Church as well as those receiving the help. I'm glad people are receiving aid and I'm glad more Christians are getting involved, I only hope the program is operating at the right level.

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