Christians are called to be and build community. Building an active, egalitarian community with one another is how we are made whole. That kind of community bears fruit for the Reign of God, as we transform church and world. We are doers of the word, meaning we share with our neighbors through relationship building and invitation. This chapter is a preview of the themes that are developed in chapters 2-5.
Science teaches that the universe began 15 million years ago with a “Big Bang.” Genesis teaches that God created the “heavens and the earth” by speaking it all into existence. Human beings are composed of the same elements as the stars, which connects us to God’s creation in a very