The Elusive Love of God
There was a time when evangelical Christians cared more about God than justice or virtue or church planting or spirituality or politics or a host of activities that possess our imaginations. By way of contrast, in the beginning of evangelical religion (1730s), pastor-theologian Jonathan Edwards lived at a time when
Whatever happened to our God passion is the theme of the most recent article in The Elusive Presence series.
Why Is It So Hard to Believe?
If love of God is a challenge for believers, belief itself is a challenge for everyone else. Andrew Klavan, on the way to arguing “why we shouldn’t abandon the faith that has nourished Western civilization,” summarizes by saying,
Klavan, by the way, is an accomplished novelist, and if you enjoy well-written, fast-paced fiction with engaging plot twists, check out his books.
American Politicians, Take Note
I had about given up on the ability of the modern world, especially America, to raise up thoughtful, compassionate, and strong political leaders. And then I read Volodrymyr Zelenskyy’s first speech as Ukraine’s new president. Among other great lines:
Of course, the proof will be in his presidency, but if leadership is first about inspiring vision, he’s off to a good start.
It’s the Small Things
At the risk of starting a marital argument among GR readers, here’s a short video on the small things that divide us. And yet, the ending suggests that the small things that feel like big things are not the end of the world.
Grace and peace,
Editor-in-Chief, Christianity Today