Christian Living

The Value of Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World

Author Amy K. Hall Published on 04/20/2018

Rosaria Butterfield (a former lesbian, feminist professor) tells her story in this short video introducing her new book, The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World. Hospitality played a key role in her coming to Christ, and now she’s hoping to give Christians a vision of intentional hospitality towards those who would be considered our “enemies.” The video is inspiring, and I’m looking forward to reading the book.

We live at this time, where so many Christian ideas are understood as “hate speech.” After the Obergefell decision legalized gay marriage, that put the gospel on a collision course with the new law of the land. And I think many Christians have been struggling with, well, how do I speak? What do I do? How do I move forward?

Home is a vital place to invite your neighbors in to have some heartfelt conversations. We can love our children together, we can let some things slide, even though the world we live in would say that we’re supposed to be enemies. To me, hospitality is the ground zero of the Christian faith.

For more on Rosaria Butterfield, you can hear her interview with Greg on her previous book here.