What the Worlds Needs Now:
3 Countercultural Christian Virtues for 2017
It’s a new year and one that comes with anxiety for many people. We have a new, wildcard President, whom some love and other hate. Racial tensions have risen to levels we haven’t seen since the 60’s. And the national tone of discourse—from Washington politics to internet comment sections—has become filled with reactionary hostility, cynicism, and name-calling.
Let’s kick off 2017 together by recapturing some of Christianity’s best countercultural virtues—SELF-CONTROL, GENTLENESS, and PATIENCE. These three values have formed a foundation for Christian practice for the last 2,000 years, but these days they seem to be in short supply, even in the church. And yet, they are exactly what our nation, our communities, and our families need now more than ever.