Duncan Brown is passionate about seeing the Church realize its empowering potential. Now a Queensland farmer, his passion has extended in many directions: as a journalist with leading newspapers, a senior pastor of a vibrant church, director of Scripture Union Queensland overseeing enormous growth, social entrepreneur, and a church consultant.?
Tim Johnson spoke with Duncan (a former mentor of his), to find out how the Church has limited discipleship, and how it might equip and mobilize Kingdom-oriented Christians.
TJ: Jesus teaches a way of life that emphasizes love, compassion and non-violence. A radical social alternative that places him, and those who follow, at odds with established culture. Jesus ushers in a new social paradigm ? the Kingdom of God ? which values service, sacrifice?and generosity.?
Sometimes it feels like churches have prioritized gatherings and programs at the expense of equipping people to follow this path. What do you think?