Episode 8

Strangers & Exiles


How do we live out this story? How do we engage the world around us? In this session, we explore how God calls all Christians to live as ambassadors. Rather than simply assimilating or withdrawing from culture we participate in God’s mission to witness to and redeem culture.

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Strangers & Exiles


How do we live out this story? How do we engage the world around us? In this session, we explore how God calls all Christians to live as ambassadors. Rather than simply assimilating or withdrawing from culture we participate in God’s mission to witness to and redeem culture.

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Strangers & Exiles

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How do we live out this story? How do we engage the world around us? In this session, we explore how God calls all Christians to live as ambassadors. Rather than simply assimilating or withdrawing from culture we participate in God’s mission to witness to and redeem culture.

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Episode outline

  • Assimilate or Withdraw—Christians living in exile can be tempted to either assimilate or withdraw from the culture around them.
  • Ambassadors—Our true citizenship is in the kingdom of God, and so we are called to be ambassadors of this kingdom.
  • Embassy—Daniel teaches us that ambassadors need an embassy—a community in which to gather and be sent from.
  • Church—The embassy for Christians is the local church, which gives humanity a foretaste of heaven. It is also the residence of the King of kings, Jesus Christ.

Sample discussion questions

  • Like Fran, why do you think we are tempted to withdraw from our culture?
  • What are the similarities and differences between the exile we experience and the exile Daniel and the Israelites experienced? What can we learn from Daniel about engaging culture?
  • Where are you experiencing exile, and what difficulties do you experience there? What does it mean to be an ambassador in that place?
  • How is your church a local embassy? How might your church help sustain you as an ambassador?

Featuring

  • Cosma-gatere

    Cosma Gatere

    Strategy and Policy Communication
    Nairobi, Kenya

  • Katherine-alsdorf

    Katherine Leary Alsdorf

    Senior Fellow
    Redeemer City to City

  • Fran-vanderpol

    Fran Vanderpol

    Teacher & Small Business Owner
    Abbotsford, B.C.

  • Eliud-wabukala

    Eliud Wabukala

    Archbishop
    Anglican Church of Kenya

  • Paul-williams

    Paul Williams

    ReFrame Executive Producer, Chief Executive, Bible Society. Research Professor, Marketplace Theology & Leadership.
    Regent College

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Episode 8

Strangers & Exiles


How do we live out this story? How do we engage the world around us? In this session, we explore how God calls all Christians to live as ambassadors. Rather than simply assimilating or withdrawing from culture we participate in God’s mission to witness to and redeem culture.

Watch

Preview Episode video_play_overlay

Preview

Strangers & Exiles


How do we live out this story? How do we engage the world around us? In this session, we explore how God calls all Christians to live as ambassadors. Rather than simply assimilating or withdrawing from culture we participate in God’s mission to witness to and redeem culture.

Watch

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Strangers & Exiles

Watch

preview_video_thumbnail video_play_overlay

Preview


How do we live out this story? How do we engage the world around us? In this session, we explore how God calls all Christians to live as ambassadors. Rather than simply assimilating or withdrawing from culture we participate in God’s mission to witness to and redeem culture.

×
×

Episode outline

  • Assimilate or Withdraw—Christians living in exile can be tempted to either assimilate or withdraw from the culture around them.
  • Ambassadors—Our true citizenship is in the kingdom of God, and so we are called to be ambassadors of this kingdom.
  • Embassy—Daniel teaches us that ambassadors need an embassy—a community in which to gather and be sent from.
  • Church—The embassy for Christians is the local church, which gives humanity a foretaste of heaven. It is also the residence of the King of kings, Jesus Christ.

Sample discussion questions

  • Like Fran, why do you think we are tempted to withdraw from our culture?
  • What are the similarities and differences between the exile we experience and the exile Daniel and the Israelites experienced? What can we learn from Daniel about engaging culture?
  • Where are you experiencing exile, and what difficulties do you experience there? What does it mean to be an ambassador in that place?
  • How is your church a local embassy? How might your church help sustain you as an ambassador?

Featuring

  • Cosma-gatere

    Cosma Gatere

    Strategy and Policy Communication
    Nairobi, Kenya

  • Katherine-alsdorf

    Katherine Leary Alsdorf

    Senior Fellow
    Redeemer City to City

  • Fran-vanderpol

    Fran Vanderpol

    Teacher & Small Business Owner
    Abbotsford, B.C.

  • Eliud-wabukala

    Eliud Wabukala

    Archbishop
    Anglican Church of Kenya

  • Paul-williams

    Paul Williams

    ReFrame Executive Producer, Chief Executive, Bible Society. Research Professor, Marketplace Theology & Leadership.
    Regent College

  • Regent College Website
  • Regent College Marketplace Institute
  • The Washington Institute For Faith, Vocation and Culture
  • CONTACT REFRAME
    Marketplace Institute
    5800 University Blvd.
    Vancouver, B.C. V6T 2E4
    Canada
  • Phone: (604) 224-3245
    Fax: (604) 224-3097
    Toll free: 1-800-663-8664
    reframe@regent-college.edu