Think not, therefore, it is of small things you are hearing, when you hear of this birth, but rouse up your mind, and straightway tremble, being told that God has come upon earth. For so marvellous was this, and beyond expectation, that because of these things the very angels formed a choir, and in behalf […]Read more "John Chrysostom on The Incarnation"
O ye that are now in the flock, think of the love of Christ to you when you were outside the fold; when you had no wish to return; when seeing him pursuing you, you only ran faster to escape his almighty love! Notwithstanding all my rebellion, and all my wilful transgression, he still loved […]Read more "Spurgeon On Loving Sinners"
The local church cannot evangelize, proclaiming the gospel of love, if it is not itself a community of love.Read more "John Stott On Community & Evangelism"
Gavin Ortlund writes: 99.8%+ of human cultures have considered gender diversity to be of the essence of marriage, and even in our culture almost everyone understood marriage this way, until the last 5-10 years, including President Obama. As Chief Justice John Roberts put it, this view of marriage has “formed the basis of human society […]Read more "Cultural Humility and Same-Sex Marriage"
“Most of us do not live in thick communities. My contention is that if we do not develop these communities, then our faith, over a generation or two, will be lost. Modernity is that corrosive of the faith’s foundations.” Rod Dreher More here: (a useful summary of Dreher’s ideas and response to critique: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/noah-the-benedict-option/)Read more "Thick Communities and The Future of The Church"
by ROD DREHER: David Brooks points out that orthodox Christians have lost the culture war decisively, and ponders three futures for our tribe. Excerpt: The Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision landed like some sort of culminating body blow onto this beleaguered climate. Rod Dreher, author of the truly outstanding book “How Dante Can Save Your Life,” […]Read more "The Next Culture War – Rod Dreher"
Carl Trueman writes: The Christian church on earth is always, in a sense, in exile. Whatever the incidental identities of her members may be—whether of nationality, race, class, or gender—their ultimate identity is that they are in Christ and belong to him. Compared to the ephemeral categories that human cultures have created for distinguishing one […]Read more "The Church In Exile"