Outside the Wall of The City Is Where We’ll Be Found

The place of the church is thus not in the seats of the establishment but in the camps and marching columns of the protesters. The protest may be pacifist, claiming in the name of Christ to renounce all coercion; or it may be political and revolutionary, claiming to embody an alternative order of government. In either case, the protesters contend that as Jesus was crucified outside the wall of the city, so the place of the Christian must always be outside the citadel of the establishment and on the side of its victims. Only from this position, they claim, will things be seen as they truly are.

– Leslie Newbigin

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