The power of the Church in this world

“…the interior life of the Church is then one of selfless love so fully exercised that, within its communion, the structure of its ministries coincides exactly with that of interpersonal relationships and the whole is the visible manifestation of a community that so gives itself unselfishly in love and service that it cannot fail to touch the world outside, both as a community as through its individual members who perhaps spend their lives principally among non-Christians as ‘children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world’ (Phil. 2:15).”  — Hans Urs von Balthasar, Engagement with God Continue reading “The power of the Church in this world”

The current evangelical game of “gotcha”

Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. (Mark 12:13, NIV)

We are creating new games of “gotcha” in the evangelical world on almost a weekly basis now. Statements issued by one group are carefully scrutinized by another. Actions of one group are carefully scrutinized for motive by another.

The religious leaders in Jesus’ day were good at this. And for good reason.

You can tweet this. (LOL. I really hate that cue!)

When we don’t have true authority all we can do is try and ‘trap’ the opponent.