The mission of the Church is really to participate in God's mission to the world. He sent His Son to undo the effects of the Fall, reconciling us to God. The work of the Church, then, is to work to undo the effects of sin in our world.
Some of you may remember a movie that came out about 25 years ago. The film was a story of redemption and it featured two prominent theologians of the time, Jake and Elwood. If you saw the movie The Blues Brothers, which you probably shouldn’t have, you’ll remember that line they use a