This series intends to ask some fundamental questions about the world we live in and the patterns of life we take for granted. Taking Paul’s letter to the Colossians as our guide, we want to re-order ourselves around the gospel and its implications for how we actually live:
We teach in a spirit of profound common sense so that we can bring each person to maturity. To be mature is to be basic. Christ! No more, no less. That's what I'm working so hard at day after day, year after year, doing my best with the energy God so generously gives me. (Col.1:28-29, The Message)
Placing the message of Colossians against the backdrop of “the suburban dream”, we want to get basic, and move towards spiritual maturity.