Christians believe that God has called the Church to be his agent for change in the world.
Chuck and Aaron talk about how to define the word “world”, and how God loves his creation – both people and nature, but that sometimes the Bible uses the word “world” negatively: as the broken and rebellious system determined to oppose God and his Messiah.
God’s whole goal in creating his Church is to work out his determination to win back his rebellious world to himself. He does this by using his Church to transform the culture into bearers of his image in Jesus Christ: justice in the political system, beauty in the entertainment industry, selflessness in the economic system. This happens when the Church successfully calls the world around it to begin worshipping, loving, and serving the one true God in Jesus.