You don’t walk out of the concentration camp of sin. You kill the guards, and cut the wire, and run till you’re out of range. John Piper
Unreached peoples are unreached for a reason. They’re hard, difficult, and dangerous to reach. All the easy ones are taken. —David Platt
Here’s the list. Sometimes I just get plain ole sad about this stuff.
Don’t forget your struggling friends who cannot afford to be forgotten right now. Scotty Smith
“What do people mean when they say, ‘I am not afraid of God because I know He is good’? Have they never even been to a dentist?” CS Lewis
Ayaan Hirsi Ali has published a very helpful Op-Ed piece in the Boston Globe taken from her new book coming out. She distinguishes between Mecca Muslims and Medina Muslims, a most helpful approach. Mecca Muslims identify with Mohammad’s first years when Islam was without political and military power, a more spiritual message, as it were. Medina Islam comes after Mohammad moved to Medina and became a political leader with the force of arms. If you read the Qur’an, these are clearly two distinct phases and messages. Of course, there is a third group, Reformist Muslims who insist that Islam has to come into the modern age.
I teach another class in World Religions beginning next week. This article will prove helpful.