Second, the word kainos means “new community.” When we consider the condition of our earthly communities, it’s not hard to see the paradox of beauty, development and progress, often coupled with tension, division, and strife. In a postmodern world, we have become virtually accustomed to this reality. The result of living in such an inconsistent world is an era riddled with fear and angst. But, there is hope. Through Jesus, we not only experience life as a new creation but we can begin to experience the world as part of a new community; one that is increasingly being freed from division, racism, and classism; one that is empowered by His love, and changed into His image.