Worth a Look 9.10.12
Kindle Deal of the Day: Christians and the Common Good: How Faith Intersects with Public Life by Charles Gutenson. $2.99.
Christians across the spectrum have soured on religious involvement in politics, tempted either to withdraw or to secularize their public engagement. Yet the kingdom of God is clearly concerned with justice and communal well-being. How can Christians be active in public life without getting mired down in political polarization and controversy?
If you continue to worship alone in your home to avoid these kinds of conflict, would you not also be missing out on the joys of their resolution? In other words, how do you intend to practice forgiveness if you seek to avoid all those whom you may actually have to one day forgive? Is not our own Christian walk made more perfect by those whose walk is not?
Ray Ortlund – “Theology Can Be Overrated”
The religious flesh relishes theology, because it requires no death of ego, no surrender of control, no apologies. Theological disputation can feed a spirit of superiority. But because it’s about truth and right, our smugness can go undiscerned.
When we all open our Bibles with hunger for more mercy from God, everything starts getting better.
Many people appear to be confused about what it means to be members in their churches — that is, if they know their church offers membership at all.
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