Here come the radicals!
It’s not easy to make the Church at Brook Hills, Alabama’s second-largest congregation, look like a slum. But in 2010, the church collected trash all over Birmingham and set its stage in corrugated metal, scrap wood, plastic tarps, and other detritus. Three months before, their lead pastor, David Platt, had proposed that their church “take India,” by which he meant pay for Compassion International’s child survival programs in the country for an entire year. The whole church couldn’t jet off to India, but the rubbish on stage tangibly reminded its members of the country’s impoverished communities.