Posted by: beattieblog | May 15, 2008

Evangelized from Below

In recent years I’ve become a big believer in being ‘evangelized from below’ – that folks living in more impoverished and often violent contexts know something I don’t about the nature of God and the world I live in. I’ve experienced this in powerful ways in trying to read the bible with homeless young adults and brief experiences talking with migrant workers from Mexico and Latin America. I’m thankful for the privileged place I live for the sake of my family but am aware that I am disadvantaged because I think the gospel was first delivered to an oppressed people. All that to say, I try to be open to being evangelized from below. CNN provided an example of that today in this story from Rwanda about reconciliation and baskets.

 

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