The Liberated Christian Home

And as they were going along the road, someone said to Him: “I will follow You wherever You go.” And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” --Luke 9:57-58

And Peter said, “Behold, we have left our own homes and followed You.” --Luke 18:28

It is the responsibility of the disciple of Jesus to demonstrate, in every dimension of their life, radical allegiance to the values of God’s kingdom. No matter how incisive and eloquent our rhetoric, unless there is congruency of word and action, our witness becomes incredible to the world. As disciples of Jesus, we define our alien identity, not only by speaking out loudly and clearly against the injustice of the system, but also by the lifestyle we joyfully embrace. Co-option is less of a threat on the level of rhetoric than at the nitty-gritty of how we live. Because materialism is such a subtle force, we must consciously resist the distorted priorities of this culture and strive to have our lifestyle reflect the transcendent values of the kingdom of God.

When choosing a place to live and setting up a home, there are several basic principles to consider:

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