Savory nuggets worth chewing on
Aslan speaking in C. S. Lewis' book The Magician's Nephew.
It is not easy to draw one's sword when one is swinging round in the air by one's tail, but he did. Sir Reepicheep, Chief of the Talking Mice of Narnia in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C. S. Lewis
- CHURCH AND STATE
JRR Tolkien's Character, Haldair speaking to Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings-The Fellowship of the Ring.
(Sounds like Christians in America right now to me)
"Every culture has particular ways of eating...how do Christians eat? Christians eat with poor folks, with the outcast, the marginalized, and the excluded-all who were never invited to anyone else's party. Ours is a different kind of party. It's more like a divine banquet than another political program. Society's misfits are our people our "constituency". (Luke 14)
(But this does not describe most American Christians. When people on the streets of America are asked to describe a Christian they say, homophobic, judgemental, Republicans. See anything wrong with this?)
"the danger is that we can begin to read the Bible through the eyes of America rather than read America through the eyes of the Bible. We just want Jesus to be a good American."
Shane Claiborne from his book, "Jesus for President".
- LEAVING GOOD EARTH TO TILL