The nuclear church, as some see it, has only two options as to how it will respond to what is clearly going to happen in the workplace. The church can ignore it all, or the church can influence how the extended church develops.
To exert influence, nuclear church leaders must rethink the way in which they communicate Biblical truth. They must be willing to look at the Scriptures through the eyes of ordinary, workplace people--the same people for whom the Scriptures were written in the first place.
Is it even reasonable to suppose that such a work of antiquity as the Bible could have anything convincing to say to the people who do not work behind stained-glass windows or wear clerical robes and collars? Can people who communicate in cyberspace connect with those who communicated on papyrus?
Can the nuclear church become a trainer and equipper in the creation of a powerful army who might actually help fulfill the Great Commission? I think it can.
God will not be contained in a box, no matter how lavish and imposing it may be. The workplaces of corporate America are ripe for a visitation.
Linda Rios Brook is president of the RiosBrook Foundation.
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