There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable; those who serve God with all their heart because they know Him, and those who seek Him with all their heart because they do not know Him. Blaise Pascal
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.
“The incarnation is the ultimate undercover boss episode.” BrianZahnd
When you feed the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist.