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Do you truly think it wise to move there?
Can you walk around the block at night?
Do you have a reliable security system?
Who would want to live there?

Aren’t you afraid for your wife when you’re gone?
Do you own a gun?
Do you feel safe when you’re alone?
Who would want to live there?

Do you have any hope for this place?
How many times have you had to call the police?
Are you the only… well… you know?
Who would want to live there?

(Phil Edwards – spoken word)
You know salt and light is God’s gift of Christ and the Holy Spirit in our lives. That’s good stuff when Jesus said “I love you… you are my people… I will die for you… You can call me your friend… your brother, even.” But there’s a caution I want to talk about.

The caution is, for the church today, is that we keep all of our good and all of our services, all of our salt and light in the house. We keep it in the church house. We keep it in our own homes. And it doesn’t seem to go outside of those walls. God has called us out into the world – there’s still work for us to do. There’s still work for God to do in and through us – to bring about change in society.

I know a little something about the inner city because I grew up there. I know a little something about being in trouble ‘cause I’ve had my share. But I thank God for people that moved or invested, investigated, got involved in urban ministry. Because it was there where I saw people show the love of Jesus and they shared their lives.

So what do you do when God has called you to be salt and light?
How do you do that?
How do you infuse people?
How do you connect with people?
How do you share the love of God with people?

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from Egocentric in the City, released September 6, 2013
Spoken word by Phil Edwards

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Soy La Vid Indianapolis, Indiana

Soy La Vid is the musical whimsy of Mark Abdon. Graduated from DePauw U. and now hailing Indianapolis, IN - current interests include Cinnamon Toast Crunch, tall mountains, Jesus, living in the 'hood, and his wife Laura.

Musical parents include the unlikely matrimony of such persons as Iron & Wine, Sufjan Stevens, Coldplay, The National, George Winston, Sarah McLachlan, Hammock, and yes... Enya
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