Just listening with John Stott | On revisiting Issues Facing Christians Today (1/4)
LICC’s founder John Stott called us to triple listening – to the Word, the world, and one another – in our particular time and place. As we do this, w...
While he talked often about ‘double listening’ to the word and the world, in reality he practiced triple listening: hearing God’s voice through faithful engagement with the Scriptures and our cultural context, and also the witness of the church.
A lot has changed since Stott first penned Issues Facing Christians Today. While the word and our call to righteousness remain the same, our cultural context and people’s everyday lives have radically altered. We need to listen to the Spirit afresh as we seek wisdom to follow Christ as we face today’s challenges.
In this Wisdom Lab, our three expert speakers unpack the issues of racism, economic inequality, and climate change. They model ‘just listening’, empowering you to do the same. After each talk you’ll be invited to discuss what it might take to listen well in your own context, imagine a kingdom response, create change, and communicate the gospel as good news in your everyday life.
This Wisdom Lab creates space for a group to discuss, experiment, and discern ways forward on justice issues in this contested time and place.
Recorded on Zoom on 29 July 2021
As part of their contribution to this Wisdom Lab, each speaker wrote a blog article exploring their topic further:
Devotional pieces which explore what Scripture has to say about how we ‘just listen’ our everyday lives:
Blog articles which engage with issues of justice in our culture, considering how we might respond in our everyday lives in a Christlike way:
Check out other LICC event recordings with discussion questions that’ll help you dig deeper into this topic.
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