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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Oikos + Walmart/Coke Commercial (Stock Up on Joy)




This young man sings a jingle that describes what an extended family (greek = oikos) or household is and has been for millennia. Despite the modern attempt to limit family to the nuclear expression (only family living under your roof), culture is pushing back to this God-given dynamic. Witness the success of shows like "Friends."

In the Bible this extended family is called a household (oikos). It's what makes mission pleasing to God's people. Living on mission was meant to be lived out of extended families.