this went thru my mind

 

Abortion: If You Want To Do Something About Abortion … by Tim Archer

“Abortion laws won’t stem the tide of abortions in this country. Rulings by federal judges won’t change the situation. It’s time that Christians woke up to that fact. … But what about the average Christian who feels passionate about doing something about abortion? Here are a few ideas …”

Just war & pacifism: Sacrificed on the Altar of the Nation: Christian Realism and the Unreality of War by Stanley Hauerwas [required reading]

“If a people do not exist that continually make Christ present in the world, war will always threaten to become a sacrificial system. War is a counter-church. War is the most determinative moral experience many people have. That is why Christian realism requires the disavowal of war. Christians do not disavow war because it is often so horrible, but because war, in spite of its horror – or perhaps because it is so horrible – can be so morally compelling. That is why the church does not have an alternative to war. The church is the alternative to war. When Christians lose that reality, that is, the reality of the church as an alternative to the world’s reality, we abandon the world to the unreality of war.”

Pain: God’s Gift of Pain by John Byron

“Pain is a gift from God.”

Worship: 9 Things that Christian Worship Should Be by Zac Hicks

“Christian worship should be expectant of an encounter with God.”

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