Justice Pursued with Hatred? (Guinness)

Many people today have a skewed view of justice. Some think justice has to do with violence and revenge. Others think that justice allows people to say and do terrible things. Still others believe that justice means they can disobey laws and ignore order. Speaking of justice, true justice does not have hatred for its… Continue reading Justice Pursued with Hatred? (Guinness)

Overcoming Evil (Guinness)

(This is a re-post from September 2010. I wanted to put it up here again since I've been listening to The Brothers Karamazov.) Os Guinness: "For Christians who believe that Jesus is kinsman redeemer and Messiah, their faith centers on a scandal that no time can rub smooth and no triumphs ever soften: A tortured… Continue reading Overcoming Evil (Guinness)

When Evil is Cool (Guinness)

It's no secret that our culture's leading and loudest voices refuse to call evil what it is. Killing a baby in the womb is called a choice. Hostile rioting and violent looting are called protesting. Sexual sins are called rights. Vicious and murderous words on social media are called freedom of speech. And the list… Continue reading When Evil is Cool (Guinness)

Christian Courage or Christian Compromise? (Guinness)

 "Impossible People" is an excellent book by Os Guinness that discusses what it means to courageously and faithfully follow Jesus in our Western culture that is more and more antagonistic towards the claims of the Christian faith.  We always need a call to stand up for the truth when the going gets tough.  This applies… Continue reading Christian Courage or Christian Compromise? (Guinness)

Hatred, Forgiveness, and Justice (Guinness)

 In chapter 5 of his excellent book, Carpe Diem Redeemed, Os Guinness makes a great point that true justice does not have hatred as its fuel: ...Hatred poisons society and holds the hater captive as mercilessly as any ancient Pharaoh, Southern overseer, modern tyrant, or sexual predator.  Will the United States ever transcend racism and sexism?… Continue reading Hatred, Forgiveness, and Justice (Guinness)