Emerging Contextual Living


EMERGING VALUES ~ CONTEXTUAL LIVING
Contextual living implies that our lives must be lived within the context of the culture and society in which we are engaged, live, move and experience life and its varied challenges.  The emphasis here is on defining the kind or quality of living, our lived out context as people.

As the emerging church, this means that we cannot detach ourselves from the neighborhoods in which we live, and the cities in which we work.  Who I am impacts what I do, where I live and where I work, as well as how I do these things.  This is the walking out of the real stuff of life. How I interact with those in need on my street, and how I advocate for those who are suffering economically or in areas of social injustice reveals who I really am.

We are not meant to live in a Christian ghetto, apart from the lives of our neighbors, in quietness and isolation.  We are to walk where Jesus would walk, and in His steps, with the same heart and attitude, to extend love, life, justice, mercy and hope with whomever we meet.

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About Sam Buick

A lover and disciple of Jesus Christ. Married to my best friend, Lori-Anne. Father to 3 incredible daughters, Carragh, Caitlin and Erinn, and sons-in-law Alex, and Stephen Davis. An avid reader, a Droid user, a Mac addict, a lover of footy ball and football (there is a difference), and hockey. Once a soldier. Once a youth worker. Once an ordained minister. Once a claims adjuster. Once a charismatic, now a cessationist. Once a just war advocate, now a pacifist. A disciple of Christ, 5 point classical Calvinist. There is only one way to God, and that is through Jesus Christ alone.
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