Sep 5, 2022: Calling as Salt and Light

Robert E. Webber

Those who believe in a Christian responsibility to the world are sensitive to their calling to be “salt” and “light.” They want to witness not only privately but also publicly through their lives and the values they express in every situation. Like Christ, the church will identify with the world, speak prophetically to the world, and minister to the world in a priestly fashion. It will do so by recognizing that Jesus is Lord over all systems, ideologies, and institutions. In this way our confession that “Jesus is Lord” looks to the day when Christ will have put all evil away forever, the day when swords will be turned into plowshares, the day when the lion and the lamb will lie down together.

-Robert Webber, Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999), 171.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.



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