Wednesday, August 5, 2015

"Embrace the freakishness"

Via Rod Dreher, a link to 'The Freakishness of Christianity: What would the American culture wars look like if they were less about “values” and more about Jesus?, an article about Russell Moore's new book, Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel. Moore is the "the head of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the political nerve center of the Southern Baptist Convention." A few of the quotations from Moore in the article:
  • I think what is dying is cultural, nominal Christianity, and I don’t think we should panic about that. I think we should see that as an act of God’s grace.
  • We were never given a mission to promote ‘values’ in the first place, but to speak instead of sin and of righteousness and judgement, of Christ and his kingdom.
  • Our message will be seen as increasingly freakish to American culture.... Let’s embrace the freakishness, knowing that such freakishness is the power of God unto salvation.