I’m now a little over halfway done with the first installment of the Lord of the Rings story. I hope Evan has his acoustic guitar re-strung, tuned, and ready to roll. Elrond will appreciate it. Am I using that right?
I’m also about 1/3 of the way through Radical. Still enjoying it. Challenges me just about every time I read.
We take Jesus’ command in Matthew 28 to make disciples of all nations and we say, “That means other people.” But we look at Jesus’ command in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest,” and we say, “Now, that means me.” We take Jesus’ promise in Acts 1:8 that the Spirit will lead us to the ends of the earth and we say, “That means some people.” But we take Jesus’ promise in John 10:10 that we will have abundant life, and we say, “That means me.”
In the process we have unnecessarily (and unbiblically) drawn a line of distinction, assigning the obligations of Christianity to a few while keeping the privileges of Christianity for us all. (73)
I am sure pictures of Ethan will come soon. . . 🙂