Creating Power

Sex, money, and power—three great temptations.  Yet, of the three, power may be the least discussed and the most problematic.  Christians can choose to live lives of complete chastity or they may give away all their earthly possessions, but none of us can completely empty ourselves of power.  Therefore, we are forced to ask the question: is there any “good news” about power?  The answer is yes, but only if we look to a God who destroys the false idea that for one person to have power, he must take it from another.  God uses his power to empower others—and God calls us to go and do likewise.

This lecture was given as part of the Gospel & Culture Lecture series featuring Andy Crouch. Andy is the author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, winner of Christianity Today’s 2009 Book Award for Christianity and Culture and named one of the best books of 2008 by Publishers Weekly, Relevant, Outreach and LeadershipA senior editor at Christianity Today Internationalhe has served as executive producer of several documentary films.

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