Globalization is both an economic and cultural phenomenon. While it brings many benefits - creating wealth and opening up societies -- it is also creating gross inequalities. The unrestricted movement of capital can leave whole communities devastated as production moves elsewhere at short notice in search of lower costs.^Justice, Mercy and Humility explores the challenge of integral mission among the poor today. It locates the Christian response within a world of alternatives -- alternatives at the macro-level of policies and advocacy, and the micro-level of lifestyle, and affirms the need to integrate ourselves within a 'total missional response to the poor'.^Combining case studies from around the world with Jesus' own teaching and ministry, the book considers what it means for the church to be a countercultural ministry, and in doing so raises new questions about what it means to be church. What is the 'church' and what is 'church culture'? How can we help rather than hinder 'the church of the poor'?
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Meet the Author
Dr Tim Chester oversees the work of the Northern Training Institute. He is part of the Crowded House, a church planting initiative in Sheffield, UK, and co-director of the Porterbrook Network. He was previously Research and Policy Director for Tearfund and tutor in missiology at Cliff College. He is the author of a number of books including Mission and the Coming of God: Eschatology, the Trinity and Mission in the Theology of Jurgen Moltmann (Paternoster); The Message of Prayer (InterVarsity Press), From Creation to New Creation (Paternoster); Good News to the Poor (InterVarsity Press), Delighting in the Trinity (Monarch) and The Busy Christians Guide to Busyness (InterVarsity Press). He is co-author of The Gospel-Centred Church (The Good Book Co), The World We All Want (Authentic) and Total Church (InterVarsity Press) and series editor of The Good Book Guides. His most recent publication is You Can Change: God's Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behaviour and Negative Emotions (InterVarsity Press).