With everything that is broken in the world… and particularly with the devastating deaths of protestors in Libya and throughout the Middle East, it is easy to become discouraged. In the past couple of weeks I had the opportunity to finish writing a chapter about what it means to be a Christian in a broken world. I am excited about the opportunity to be a contributor to this amazing resource called A World Unbroken: Hope and Healing for a Shattered World. Contributors include: myself, Mark Oestreicher, Ian Morgan Cron, Scot McKnight, Kara Powell, Michael Novelli, Chris Folmsbee, and Pamela Erwin. This project is sponsored by Barefoot Ministries and is one part of three A World Unbroken resources which consists of: a book for youth workers written by various ministry thinkers and doers, participant guides, and a DVD with short films, curriculum, and communication tools.
Here is a description of from Barefoot Ministries:
A World Unbroken is interactive in that it engages the student with daily offices of prayer (and other practices) and missional expressions to serve humanity and care for the world. It is multidimensional in that it involves an interactive website and other various forms of media. It is community focused so that we can continue to help students move away from an isolated faith and away from an individualistic perspective on Christian formation. It is a shared-curriculum resource in that it encourages the facilitator (youth pastor, parent, pastor, etc.) to become a co-learner, partnering with the students on the journey toward participating with God’s mission.