On a whim I recently reread my copy of Epic by John Eldredge. It’s a quick read and John’s point is that 'story' is really important – we live in and respond to story. The "epic story" is that of the battle between good and evil. As I read I wondered: Is that battle analogous to the point in the Good $ense core curriculum that we all exist in the tension between the mind and heart of God on one hand and the pull of the culture on the other?
Some may argue that it’s O.K. to equate the mind and heart of God with good, but it goes a bit far to equate the pull of our materialistic culture with evil. But I still wonder... Isn’t something that distracts us from God – or even attempts to gain our allegiance and, in fact, replace God – evil?
I would submit that if you're involved in stewardship ministry, you are in the very forefront of the epic struggle between good and evil. The stakes are much too high to not give it your very best effort.
By: Dick Towner
Executive Director, Good $ense Stewardship Ministry
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