At the end of WWII, President Truman needed someone to run a food aid program for post-war Europe to potentially save 100 million people. Who did he select? It’s someone you’ve heard of, but not someone you would have expected.
To find out more, read my blog post on Biblical Seminary’s faculty blog: Missional Presidents and Missional Partnerships.
Is it possible that the church can learn from the example of Republican and Democrat presidents about how to work together across traditional boundaries? Yes.
While still unusual, “Missional Partnerships” among Christians are becoming more common. In the post I mention two examples of Christians working together across denominational boundaries to advance God’s mission. (I also discuss the book, The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity a great read, by the way.)
Two nights ago (after I had written this blog post), I attended a reception for high school students with my son Nathan (a junior) hosted by five schools: Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn and Stanford. When I told one of my friends about the reception he asked, “Did they all bag on each other?” Shockingly, they did not. It was impressive to see highly competitive schools work together for a common goal. I wish denominations could reach across boundaries to work together like these presidents and these colleges.
God, make this more true of the Church.
Where have you seen missional partnerships among Christians?