Wikipedia’s article on Korea opens with this description: “… an East Asian country that is currently divided into two separate sovereign states, North Korea and South Korea.”
The two Koreas have much in common. They share the same ethnic and linguistic background. They share the same peninsula, the same relatively harsh climate and geography.
But while so basically similar, the two halves are dissimilar in outcomes. That much is obvious. What may be less apparent is the reason for the contrast between these two nations. They are functioning from two very different “moral visions.”
Recently we published Scott Wisley’s post–Aid That Increases Poverty–about the impact of transformational development in Papua New Guinea. Today we bring you a similar picture about Korea from Luis Bush, the international facilitator of Transform World Connections based in Singapore.
Dr. Bush’s paper, Transformation from Poor to Blessed A Korean Case Study, comprises a wealth of insight into what accounts for the differences in the two Koreas. And what lessons accrue to all who profess to follow Jesus into the world.
Read it and reap.