Exile and the Christian: Podcast Episode

A podcast episode from the Centre for Christian Living:

Exile and the ChristianChristians have always grappled with how they should relate to the world around us. Is the idea or category of ‘exile’ a good one for thinking about that perplexing relationship?

In this episode, Tony Payne talks with Phil Colgan and Lionel Windsor about what ‘exile’ means in the Bible, whether or not we should think of ourselves as being in ‘exile’ in our culture as Christians, and what difference it all makes to how we live in the world.

One particular part of the Bible we talk about is the now famous Jeremiah 29:7 and its call for us to “seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile”. Does this oft-quoted verse mean what people seem to think it means? (Hint: Phil says no.)

To download and listen to the podcast, follow this link to the Centre for Christian Living.