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Our seduction into ideals in festival, shortage, and acquisition are generating too many casualties. we have to go away a state that creates isolation, polarized debate, an exhausted planet, and violence that incorporates the desire to empire. The abbreviation of this empire is termed a client tradition.

We imagine the unfastened marketplace ideology that surrounds us is right and inevitable and represents development. we're known as to higher adapt, be extra agile, extra lean, extra schooled, extra, extra, extra. supply it up. there's no such factor as shopper delight.

We want a new narrative, a shift in our considering and conversing. An different Kingdom takes us out of a tradition of addictive intake right into a position the place lifestyles is ours to create jointly.  This fulfilling means is dependent upon a neighborly covenant—an contract that we jointly, will higher increase our kids, be fit, be hooked up, be secure, and supply a livelihood. The neighborly covenant has a distinct language than market-hype. It speaks in its place in a sacred tongue.

Authors Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann, and John McKnight invite you on a trip of departure from our customer industry tradition, with its constellations of empire and keep an eye on. observe an alternate set of ideals that experience the skill to awaken a tradition the place poverty, violence, and shrinking health and wellbeing are usually not inevitable—a tradition during which the social order produces sufficient for all. They ask you to think about this different state. to take part during this smooth exodus in the direction of a contemporary group. to evoke its beginnings are throughout us. An different Kingdom outlines this trip to build a destiny outdoors the platforms global of strategies

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The kid with the next-highest score was assigned the next seat up front, and so on, right through the room. If you sat in the back righthand corner you were the dumbest kid in the room. And everybody knew it. Every week the results of the competition were reconfirmed. That’s not education, that’s tyranny. After you’ve built a wagon with square wheels over and over again, a round wheel is not too hard to invent. For our culture, that wheel is called cooperation. What we’re trying to remind ourselves about the culture of competition is what a round-wheeled wagon looks like.

Covenant is the act of not overreaching. Relating neighbor to neighbor is not overreaching in your neighbor’s space. It recognizes limits. The Tenth Commandant is to not covet. Holiness Holiness is the depth of mystery. What you can see in some of the parts of the texts like Leviticus is that they try to administer holiness. They made rules for the sake of control. But holiness is the Hebrew Bible’s attempt to talk about mystery. If you try to define the word holy, you can’t do it. It’s a mystery.

The idea that somehow you can live outside technological society is an illusion because its discipline is total. To be technologically illiterate is to place yourself outside the basic talk of everyday discourse. Technoliteracy becomes another Mother Tongue. The Sale of Convenience Convenience is the major selling proposition for technology. Our technology-supported lives have now become so convenient that we experience the practices of neighborliness as being greatly ­inconvenient. Walking. Handwriting.

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