Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss:
- Encouraging the marginalized will frustrate the majority. In the diverse and disconnected world we live in, a word of encouragement to one group will often serve as a prophetic rebuke to another group. Seeking to avoid this tension in the name of unity results in an echo chamber; the marginalized feel forgotten and the majority culture remains ignorant.
- God is shaping your story. Duke’s journey from Southern California is a divinely hand-crafted “dream come true.” If you are discouraged about your current situation, take time to sketch out the movements of your story and how God has brought you to the place you find yourself.
- Learn the demographic story of your community. If you don’t live in a community that is particularly diverse, explore the story of your community for reasons why it has become that way. There are no accidental communities of exclusion.
We live in the tension between God’s ‘already’ and ‘not yet.’ One day, the Church will live forever with God in the beauty of diversity. And while that day is not today, you and I can pray and dream and take small steps towards God’s preferred future.