"The intellectual life is not the only road to God, nor the safest, but we find it to be a road, and it may be the appointed road for us. Of course it will be so only so long as we keep the impulse pure and disinterested; we may come to love knowledge - our knowing - more than the thing known: to delight not in our talents but in the fact that they are ours, or even in the reputation they bring us. Every success in a scholar's life increases this danger. If it becomes irresistible, he must give up his scholarly work. The time for plucking out the right eye has arrived. "
- C. S. Lewis
Friday, August 30, 2013
If the gospel does not drive your social justice efforts, it's not justice you're advocating, but filthy rags.
As Matt Chandler puts it in the following video, "Yes, a cup of cold water in Jesus' name, but where's the 'In Jesus's name' part?"