It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the entire article.)
The Jesus of the Gospels is offensive because of how inclusive He is.
The Jesus of the Gospels is offensive because of how exclusive He is.
The church is offended by His inclusivity, and the world is offended by His exclusivity.
Thus we are inclined to weaken the offense, either by minimizing His inclusive call or by downplaying His exclusive claims. Unfortunately, whenever we lop off one side or the other, we wind up with a Jesus in our own image.
Yesterday, I visited a shop that only sells children’s books. The store was empty and I asked the clerk, “Do you know where I can find Yertle the Turtle?”
He walked over to the computer, typed a few keystrokes and said, “I don’t think we have it, do you know who the author is?”
[I found the section myself–they had three copies]
A Bad Lip Reading of the First 2015 Democratic Debate. (via @BadLipReading) Admittedly, the Bad Lip Reading videos aren’t for everyone (my friends Josh, Clayton, and Talbert have already angrily slammed their laptops…ask ’em about the night I subjected them to a litany of these). But if you are cultured enough to appreciate them, they’re hilarious.