Sunday, June 28, 2009

The 9Th Methodist Convention - The Future Of sarawak From A Christian Perspective - Part 15

On the role of Christians generally in transforming the nation, Brother Kee Hian provoked the thinking of the church members by posing to them questions of relevance.

Tan Kee Hian noted that Sarawak's churches have above average presence (in terms of church members) from the so-called 'ruling class" - people in positions of power, with influence and wealth. This elite group includes political leaders, government, business owners and leaders, prominent professionals, community leaders, and the rich and famous.

Tan Kee Hian further reckoned that it is crucial for the church members to think critically on the following pertinent questions:

1. How can the church work through these 'influential" members, especially on social development issues?

2. How can the church take clear positions on values of leadership, governance and social development, that is
consistent with its doctrine?

It is a challenging mental exercise to work out strategies in facing up to this era of change!

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