You Are Too Arrogant

“Don’t let anybody make you think God chose America as his divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. God has a way of standing before the nations with justice and it seems I can hear God saying to America ‘you are too arrogant, and if you don’t change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I will place it in the hands of a nation that doesn’t even know my name. Be still and know that I’m God.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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A Christian Cannot Do These Things

Only a die-hard Republican can mock a Democrat. Only a true liberal can dishonor a conservative. Only a passionate Lutheran can turn a Methodist into his scapegoat. Only a patriotic American can insult a Mexican. But a Christian—a person who is filled with the agape love of Jesus and transformed by His indwelling presence—cannot do any of those things.

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God’s Goal

God’s goal, it seems to me, is the same as in creation. It is the making of persons, not the making of a uniform mob, which means there is clear diversity and a kind of open-endedness in all of nature. In other words, heaven is precisely not uniformity.

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Living In The Hope Of The Resurrection

“Faith in the resurrection is the ground on which Christians hope for a different future, a transition to a society less destructive, more peaceful and more whole. Living in this hope grounds the Christian ethic of resistance and calls ekklesia to live as a ‘contrast community’ to society.” – Timothy Gorringe and Rosie Beckham

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