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How are we supposed to feel when other Christians miss God’s mark? How can we cope with the chaos other people’s sin creates? What should we say (if anything?)
Here are nine things to keep in mind when another Christian disappoints you.
Partnering to Remember – The 1 Peter Memory Moleskine
Tim Brister’s launched the latest edition of the Memory Moleskine, this time focused on 1 Peter. The Memory Moleskine system is a great approach to Scripture memorization. If you’re interested, I’d highly recommend taking part in this project.
In the 1980s, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez was one of the premier artists at DC Comics. A group of fans on Facebook has shared over 200 pages of his artwork from the 1982 character style guide, much of which will be familiar to anyone who walked into a toy store in the 1980s. Check it out!
In New York magazine, for example, Rebecca Traister claims that the “big secret of abortion” is that “women already know how it works” – that pro-life efforts to show us the results of the procedure won’t really change minds, no matter how grisly the videos get. Quoting Frances Kissling, she writes: “Abortions are yucky… but after that response, there is a shrugging of the shoulders.”
That shrugging of the shoulders is what scares me to death.
Darwin espoused the theory of “natural selection,” also known as “survival of the fittest.” While it’s true that these phrases in scientific circles mean something quite defined, in the wider world it has basically come to mean that the strong survive and thrive while the weak fall by the wayside. Those who make ate are those who deserved to make it. They survived, often at the expense of those who were weaker.
But isn’t that the opposite of what the church is supposed to be? It seems to me that the church should be the place that is definitively UN-Darwinian, where the weak thrive as the strong help them, a place that fosters the ideal of “survival of the unfittest.” What else would the bible mean when it says this in 1 Corinthians 12?