Great Posts of the Week – June 21, 2013

greatpostsoftheweekEach week I highlight some terrific resources to connect readers at Reasons for God with a wider selection of excellent content. Enjoy!

Great quotes of the week:

  • The story always has to be first generation. We have to make it our own. – Margaret Manning
  • At the fall, Adam and Eve are sent out of the garden in shame – at the resurrection, Mary is sent out of a garden on a mission. – Margaret Manning
  • Does our proclamation of the gospel communicate rejection or welcome? – Stuart McAllister
  • We must accept that the gospel will be foolish to Americans and not try to avoid this by tidying it up. – Stuart McAllister
  • We do what we value, not what we believe. – Stuart McAllister
  • The point is to engage the culture, not become it. – Stuart McAllister
  • Looking and feeling good has replaced being and doing good. What if people don’t need to be happy at church, but broken? – Stuart McAllister
  • Questions aren’t something to be afraid of. – Amy Orr-Ewing
  • Someone that has been discipled by someone is 7.3x more likely to disciple someone else. – Ed Stetzer
  • The church should be an oasis from incessant consumerism. – Skye Jethani
  • The world is charged with the grandeur of God. / It will flame out, like shining from shook foil… – Hopkins
  • One of the most certain facts of history is that Jesus was crucified on orders of the Roman prefect of Judea, Pontius Pilate. – Bart Ehrman
  • I myself have a vision of a perfect world..It’s a lot like the world Jesus imagined but without…God to bring it in. – Bart Ehrman
  • Those do not commonly know themselves best who think best of themselves. – Matthew Henry
  • There is more mercy in Christ than sin in us. -Richard Sibbes
  • Unfortunately sincerity is not enough for powerful Christian ministry. – J.P. Moreland
  • Naturalistic atheism says you are *only* matter. God says that you *do* matter. -Andy Bannister
  • Those might not be the very best judges of the relation of religion to happiness who…had neither one nor the other. – G.K. Chesterton

The Reasons for God “Great Posts of the Week”:

Great videos of the week:

Watch a hummingbird’s tongue in action – amazing footage from the film Flight (review of Flight: the genius of birds here):

Alister McGrath on C.S. Lewis: