Savory nuggets worth chewing on

  • LIFE
"... I cannot tell that to this old sinner, and I cannot comfort him either; he has made himself unable to hear my voice. If I spoke to him, he would hear only growlings and roarings. Oh Adam's sons, how cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good!"
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
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  • CHURCH AND STATE
"Indeed in nothing is the power of the dark lord more clearly shown then in the estrangement that divides all those who still oppose him."
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".
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  • LEAVING GOOD EARTH TO TILL
Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succor of those years wherein we are set, up rooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till.
C.S. Lewis

Comments

LCHS 2013 said…
I have not met you before but heard of your blog through a friend. I just want to say thank you for writing what you write. You articulate what I think a lot of Christians think but may not feel comfortable sharing. I appreciate the challenge you set forth for Christians and for the active work that you do on behalf of the Gospel message.
Wade Hinton said…
"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 biggest thing that I see wrong with this statement is the gross inaccuracy of it. The Christians in the circles we run in certainly aren't like this. These are lies that the enemy paints about "the church". Filthy stinking lies. Sure there are a few rare examples that give credence to the lies, but they are the minority.

When I'm confronted with these falacious leftist stereotypes, I confront them as such. Sometimes I think we get so caught up in the false accusations based on a small minority that we start believing them ourselves. This is what happens when we let the culture define our realities for us. People on the american street shouldn't be trusted to define what is real...
Carole Turner said…
SO your mad because people on the streets think this about the church or are you saying they don't really think it? Or are you mad at Shane Claiborne for saying it? The truth is we are not known for our love or for eating with poor people but instead for Televangelist and scandal, what do you think they are going to think? It may be inaccurate to some in there city or whatever but as a whole I don't think it's inaccurate at all.

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