I sometimes read about how isolated and encapsulated in a church bubble christians have become. Rather than living “in the world,” their focus is to be “not a part of them.” Fearing all things worldly that might contaminate them, an entire culture develops that is separate and completely disconnected from the world.
However, as a group, christians also strive to establish influence within the economic and political realms of the world.
“Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4
Let us be prominent and influential and comfortable within our fortresses. (paraphrase)
So God would deconstruct all they had planned and raise up instead a diverse, uncertain, even confusing world of cascading voices and clashing cultures. A world in which God could call forth a unique people out of the obscurity and marginalization feared by those who build towering empires, who resist the scattering, who despise new languages.
Read this great post titled “A Towering Failure” by Jimmy Shaw in its entirety here.