Reading: Matthew 2
Quote: “The rise in political independence is likely an outgrowth of American’s record or near-record negative views of the two major US parties of Congress, and their love level of trust in government more generally.” (Taken from Gallup Poll linked below)
“[Many Christians] are fanatically zealous and courageous, but they are not fanatically humble, sensitive, loving, empathetic, forgiving, or understanding—as Christ was. Because they think of Christianity as a self-improvement program they emulate the Jesus of the whips in the temple, but not the Jesus who said, ‘Let him who is without sin cast the first stone’ (John 8:7)… So what strikes us as overly fanatical is actually a failure to be fully committed to Christ and his gospel.” –Tim Keller in The Reason for God
“The people who are fanatics, then, are so not because they are too committed to the gospel but because they are not committed to it enough” –Tim Keller in The Reasons for God
“Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1)
Video: Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed by Ben Stein
My life is one of contradictions. I’m a southern boy living in northern New England; a boring guy married to super-fun girl; a conservative pastor in a progressive Christian denomination; a changed man in need of change; a sinner loved by a holy and perfect God.