The Tension of Unbelief (Guinness)

In chapter five of "Fool's Talk," Os Guinness has a very good explanation of unbelief. In the following quote Guinness discusses the tension of unbelief. The non-Christian's unbelieving attitude and heart is something also to think about for Christian apologetics. Here's Guinness: At the core of unbelief is ceaseless, unremitting, and inescapable tension and conflict.… Continue reading The Tension of Unbelief (Guinness)

Using Our Gifts (Guinness)

This is my favorite book on Christian calling (vocation): The Call by Os Guinness. I just took it down off my shelf again and I hope to re-read it this week. Here's one section I found just now as I was looking for something in the book. It's a section I have marked up extensively.… Continue reading Using Our Gifts (Guinness)

Our Calling, Our Journey (Guinness)

Os Guinness' The Call is one of my favorite books on the topic of Christian vocation. Followers of Jesus are "called" people. It's a biblical theme (2 Tim. 1:9, Heb 3:1, 1 Pet. 1:15, etc.). In The Call, Guinness unpacks the biblical and practical nuances of what it means to be called by God. Here's… Continue reading Our Calling, Our Journey (Guinness)

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)