Category Archives: Quotes

Politics of Jesus

My sandals

“The politics of Jesus:

Love enemies

Serve the poor

Welcome refugees

Do justice & love mercy

Care for God’s creation”

Nathan Hamm, “Theology and Media,” in Theologians and Philosophers Using Social Media: Advice, Tips, and Testimonials, ed. Thomas Oord (San Diego, CA: SacraSage Press, 2017), pp. 187-190 (p. 188).

 

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I will bless you that you may be a blessing

The greatest heretical threat to Christian faith arises when we more emphasise the first half of God’s call to Abraham (“I will bless you”), than the second half (“I will make you a blessing to all those around you”). Both parts must be equally affirmed in the same breath. Anything less is neither orthodox nor reflective of a grace-driven faith. – Leslie Newbigin

Our part in Christ’s sufferings

“The Christian way is not one of avoidance but of particpation in the suffering of Christ, which encompasses not only our own suffering but the suffering of the whole world.” – Richard John Neuhaus, Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross. 28 March 2010 Lent Reflection.

Be known for what you are for, not against


“Seek to be known by what you are for, rather than what you are against.”

 W. Robert Cook, “Learning the Components of Biblical Leadership,” in Roberts, Randal. Ed. Lessons in Leadership:  Fifty Respected Evangelical Leaders Share Their Wisdom on Ministry. Grand Rapids, MI:  Kregel Publications, 1999.