Why We Need Wisdom and Beauty
fossores, 5 years ago 0 1 min read 1360
As we are called to “fill the Earth and subdue it” we must acknowledge that our rule has certain requirements. We are to develop the world. We are to help transform the world.
Hence our need for wisdom and beauty.
Development without wisdom doesn’t create order; it creates urban ghettos. Transformation without beauty doesn’t produce civilization; it produces degradation.
God has required us to lead in love, to develop with wisdom, and to bring beauty out of chaos.
This is still our task today. We intercede on behalf of the world. We work for a transformation of this world into something more beautiful, more true, and more holy.
We are shadowing God, inviting the world to rediscover its true self in our divine-image.
Adapted from Why God Died
Dr. David McDonald is the teaching pastor at Westwinds Community Church in Jackson, MI. The church, widely considered among the most innovative in America, has been featured on CNN.com and in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Time Magazine. David weaves deep theological truths with sharp social analysis and peculiar observations on pop culture. He lives in Jackson with his wife, Carmel, and their two kids. Follow him on twitter (@fossores) or online at fossores.com
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