The reason for God.

I received a copy of Timothy Keller’s book, ‘The Reason For God’ yesterday. So far I’ve gotten to the second chapter. He has done a good job reciting reasons for peoples disillusion with religion. Ideas like, “religion has done more to hurt humanity”, or ” all religions lead to the same God” or “All religions are essentially the same” are themes he goes through in the first chapter to set the scene to explain how Christ and Christianity are different. He talks a bit about how the  ideas have changed over the years from everyone being religious to how now most people would say they are spiritual, but not religious. The major theme now being that religion is divisive and hurtful.  

 

I really like Keller. He is smart. His books and teaching are intellectual, not watered down easy invitations to the gospel. He is the pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian. Check him out. 

www.redeemercitytocity.com

www.timothykeller.com

www.redeemer.com

the bod.

i love being a part of a really big body of people. Yesterday, i had the great privelege of doing some redemption work to an old building that will be used for a church. I worked with Oakleaf Church to help prepare the house of Rock for construction. we tore out stage, dance floors, sound booth areas, walls, and all kinds of kitchen stuff that was unusable. here is a video.

It was a great day! I dont go to oakleaf, but i love those guys and what they are doing in cartersville and ill support them any day.

jason

Tozer- The knowledge of the holy.

this is an excerpt from a book called “the knowledge of the holy” by A. W. Tozer.
“among the sins to which the human heart is prone, hardly any other is more hateful to God than idolatry, for idolatry is at bottom a libel on His character. The idolatrous heart assumes that God is something other than He is and substitutes for the true God one made after his own likeness. Always this God will conform to the image of the one who created it and will be base or pure, cruel or kind, according to the moral state of the mind from which it emerges.”