Often in the language of the church and in the language of the New Testament, we will talk about the world. And when we talk about the world, what we are talking about is not so much the physical planet Earth, but we’re making a contrast, a distinction, between the church and what exists outside of it. The world often refers to the broken dynamics that are at play in our lives. The world is what you see when you look at sin played out on the biggest stage. The world is the confluence of human brokenness that’s manifested in oppressive governments, in war and greed, poverty, mayhem. It’s the situation that we’re born into that makes doing righteous deeds difficult and sinful deeds easy.