Immoral and corrupt leadership. Poor health and disease. Environmental decline. World hunger. Human injustice. Illiteracy. Spiritual confusion and deadness.
So often these issues get treated separately from one another. We’re concerned about human injustice, but we fail to see its relationship to environmental degradation. We battle spiritual confusion and deadness in our own lives, but forget that it may be at the root of the immorality and corruption demonstrated by the leaders we look to for direction.
RE:FORM asserts that all of these world crises are interlocked, and that it is the call of God’s people to address them with the love, hope, and power provided in Christ. It challenges Christians to understand traditional concepts of consecration, transformation, sanctification, and reformation as they apply both to our own lives and to the larger web of life that we inhabit every day.
This year’s RE:FORM conference will address the particular interconnectedness of human injustice, environmental decline, and spiritual confusion at Cedar Ridge Community Church near Baltimore, Maryland from September 16-18. Speakers include Leroy Barber of Mission Year and Tri Robinson of Boise Vineyard Church–both Flourish 2009 speakers, and not to be missed. Learn more about the conference and the holistic vision of RE:FORM at RE:FORM’s website, and view Tri Robinson’s explanation of that vision in the video to the right.