TeachBeyond President George Durance addresses the perception of Christians as extremists in this podcast interview from Mission Network News. As society has shifted, it sees Christianity as more extremist. It’s more a statement about how society has changed, not that Christianity has changed. In this podcast, George discusses how TeachBeyond’s approach is one that demonstrates the fruit of the Spirit, because “against such things there is no law.”
TeachBeyond’s commitment to biblical truth hasn’t changed, but our members always consider how they can communicate the Truth in a way that’s perceived to be loving. Wherever they are, TeachBeyond encourages members to be ‘salt and light’ in the local community where they live. That usually means investing in the lives of the people they’re serving.
For example, George said he was just with TeachBeyond’s Asia leader, discussing the open doors that exist for the gospel in south Asia. “The reverence, the respect, the high regard for Christians involved in education is astonishing,” he said. “It’s so counter to what we’re seeing in the press here (North America), and I would say in Europe, and even when I’m in South America.”