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“Repentance” according to Christianity

Some notes I took on a sermon from Tim Keller on Psalm 51: Sin is not just breaking God’s word, but trampling on his heart. The path to wholeness is life changing, character forming, and freedom engendering repentance: Stop: being in denial. (You are capable of doing any wrong

The Land of My Sojourn: Looking Back on Twenty Years

Mike Cosper waxes reminiscent on 20 years of church planting with Sojourn: The fervor of youth and the fresh vigor of faith makes it feel like you’ve stumbled into some unknown land, a place that the generation ahead of you missed somehow. It isn’t arrogance that makes you

A bad bargain

Peter Wehner for The Atlantic: What many of us within the Christian faith need to do better than we have—what I can do better than I have—is assert less of myself and more of God. If more followers of Jesus did that, if I did that, it would

“We have to act like citizens again”

George Packer: [A]n ambitious legislative agenda isn’t enough, because the problem extends far beyond Washington, deep into the republic. Americans have lost faith in institutions, in one another, in democracy itself. Everything conspires against our role as citizens—big money, indifferent officials, byzantine election rules, mutual hatred, mutual

Unanswered prayer

There is ultimately no such thing as unanswered prayer. If the answer at first is “no” or “not yet,” it is because he gives us what we want in ways better than we asked.— Tim and Kathy Keller, meditation on Psalm 102 from The Songs of Jesus

“Energy, attitude and personality cannot be ‘remoted’ through even the best fiber optic lines”

Jerry Seinfeld: “New York is over because everybody will ‘remote everything.’” Guess what? Everyone hates to do this. Everyone. Hates. You know why? There’s no energy. Energy, attitude and personality cannot be “remoted” through even the best fiber optic lines. That’s the whole reason many of us moved

“In the cross you actually get, oh Culture, what you want”

Tim Keller: You've got to find a way to take the plotline of the culture and give it a happy ending in Jesus. So for example 1st Corinthians 1: It says, the Jews want power and the Greeks want wisdom, and the Cross is weakness to the Jews and foolishness

“A document from a lost civilization”

Stuart Stevens 30-year veteran strategist for the Republican Party on the Ezra Klein podcast: I went back and I re-read George Bush's acceptance speech in 2000, and it reads like a document from a lost civilization. It's all about humility, service, compassion. That person couldn't win 15% with that message
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