The Point Is Not to Change the World, But to Save It
2. Tell the Truth
2.1. How Did Early Christians Understand the Apocalypse?
2.2. From Cataclysm to Apocalypse
3. Act as If the Truth Is Real
3.1. How Did Christianity Respond to Immanent Threats in the Form of Persecutions?
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house… and tells the one at the door to keep watch. Therefore, keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back… If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”(Mark 13: 32–37)
3.2. The Apocalypse and Community Fellowship
3.3. Persecution and Endurance
4. XR’s Three Types of Vulnerability
4.1. Vulnerability to the Truth of Climate Change
4.2. Civil Disobedience as Intentional Vulnerability
4.3. Vulnerability within Community: Regen and S.O.S.: Regenerative Practice and Deliberative Democracy
Conflicts of Interest
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XR’s principles are:
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