Francis Chan steps away from a megachurch to pursue a place of more obscurity and more faithfulness to what he believes God has called him to. Mark Driscoll asks him some good and tough questions about whether we have to take the ‘downward mobility’ route to pursue holiness or if we can be sanctified while in the flow of an affluent life.
There are some excellent questions tossed around by some good minds. Worth a listen.
I know I grapple with similar stuff and wonder if we would actually be better disciples if we were less affluent. But then I don’t see that it is God’s wish for anyone to be poor and needy either. I guess what disturbs me most is the glaring disparity between the wealth I have and the poverty in other parts of the globe and the relatively small difference I make to it all.
Yeah I know – quite bleating about and just do something…