Worship That’s Out of This World
The gospel all at once puts us at home in every culture and at odds with every culture.
Christ wants to and will make his home in every culture on the planet. This faith is not restrained to Jews, and certainly not to Americans. No, our God intends to be worshipped and enjoyed among every ethnicity and in every language across the globe. So Christianity can be at home in every culture.
And Christ is and will be rejected in every culture. Faith in the gospel will immediately put us out of step with our society, wherever we live, work, and worship. John Piper, drawing on Andrew Walls, calls this the pilgrim principle. All who follow Jesus will feel an unavoidable tension with the values and priorities of the culture in which they live.
At the first Linger conference in Dallas last weekend, Piper unpacked pilgrim worship — that is,…