Question: What would it take to truly overcome systemic inequity and relational brokenness?
Perspective: Revolutionary systems effectively honoring Christlike humble service
- We mimic (consciously and unconsciously) what we see honored
- Every successful system has strong incentives to honor behavior that perpetuates the system
- The church (and Western civilization) is built on systems inherited from Greek aristocrats, Roman conquerors, and Jewish Pharisees
- Those systems were remarkably effective at getting us where we are today
- To do better, we need systems that redeem our hypocrisy, by embodying aspirational values that transcend our effective values
- Redemptive systems empower us to suffer like Christ in order to overcome like Christ
- Who’s with me?
- “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” ― Archimedes
- “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” ― Romans 12:2