'At this point I was surprised by the suddenness of
Professor Lewis’ reply. “It is not enough to want to get
rid of one’s sins,” he said. “We also need to believe in
the One who saves us from our sins. Not only do we
need to recognize that we are sinners; we need to
believe in a Savior who takes away sin. Matthew
Arnold once wrote, ‘Nor does the being hungry prove
that we have bread.’ Because we know we are sinners,
it does not follow that we are saved.'
(h/t S McKnight)
2. Blessed are the uncool
'Our elitism shows up when we forbid others from contributing art and music because we deem it unworthy of glorifying God, or when we scoot our family an extra foot or two down the pew when the guy with Aspergers sits down. Having helped start a church, I remember hoping that our hip guests wouldn’t be turned off by our less-than-hip guests. For a second I forgot that in church, of all places, those distinctions should disappear.'
3. Keller and Evolution
'The six-part series by Dr. Keller considers three main clusters of questions lay people raise with their pastors when introduced to the teaching that biological evolution and biblical orthodoxy can be compatible. As a pastor and evangelist, Keller takes these concerns seriously and offers suggestions for addressing them without requiring believers to adopt a particular view or accept a definitive answer.'
'We believe technology should work for you — to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don't. A team within our Google[x] group started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment.'
(h/t Jesus Creed)
5. Hirsch on Movements
(H/T Steve Addison)