Declarations….. Lesslie Newbigin


“Newbigin stands among those who search for the purpose of election. It is to him a betrayal of trust for believers when their minds ‘are concerned more to probe backwards from their election into the reasons for it in the secret counsel of God than to press forward from their election to the purpose for it, which is that they should be Christ’s ambassadors and witnesses to the ends of the earth.’…

Fundamental to Newbigin’s perspective, then, is his conviction that election is about the purpose God intends by the choice, not the reason God has for making the choice…. It is so that we are reminded that election is “not special privileges but special responsibility.”

– George R. Hundsberger, Bearing the Witness of he Spirit: Lesslie Newbigin’s Theology of Cultural Plurality

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About Hudson

I live in Indiana. I enjoyed playing soccer all four years of high school. I co-captained and won the MVP award my senior year. I also have created many film projects, the most extensive of which won a film festival award for Best Cinematography during my senior year. It is a 10-minute short film called Café Encounter and can be watched on YouTube. I have been actively involved in my youth group and am a leader for a middle school boys group on Sunday mornings. I was also blessed to go on two mission trips to Belize and Ecuador respectively. Belize really awakened my faith in Christ and pushed me towards active obedience and love for God. Ecuador gave me a life-changing perspective on missionary work and has helped me to view myself as a missionary in my every day life, but especially with the intent of being a missionary to my work industry.

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