Introduction and Personal Accounts
In the last four years, while moving from place to place around the world, my wife and I have had the opportunity to attend and seek fellowship in many different kinds of churches. In most of these churches, we found the emphases to be on personal salvation and the idea that God is available to make our lives safe and comfortable; we’ve seen some interest in helping the poor, but very little context as to why this is important, and we have noticed an almost complete lack of shalom-bringing and Kingdom focus. We found few fellowships consistent with our reformed Christian education mission. This may sound harsh, but it is real.