All content on Breaking Ground—whether original or curated—is motivated by the following three needs:
- Seeing clearly and deeply: What exactly is being revealed in this current crisis? About society? About the state of our own hearts?
- Learning from the past: How have plagues historically provided opportunities for new beginnings, new building, a renewal of institutions?
- Imagining the future: What institutions need renewing now, and how might that happen? What might be born anew in this time, and how might God’s people help in the building?
This is at heart a rethinking project aimed at community-building, one that seeks to offer a creative lens borne out of two thousand years of Christian social thought and the witness it has inspired time and again. It’s never easy to imagine new wineskins, to say nothing of stitching and sewing them. But as followers of Christ we believe there is a model for living that still has power to orient our hope, perhaps even direct our steps. We hope you’ll come along.