The message of the resurrection is that this world matters! That the injustices and pains of this present world must now be addressed with the news that healing, justice, and love have won…If Easter means Jesus Christ is only raised in a spiritual sense—[then] it is only about me, and finding a new dimension in my personal spiritual life. But if Jesus Christ is truly risen from the dead, Christianity becomes good news for the whole world—news which warms our hearts precisely because it isn’t just about warming hearts. Easter means that in a world where injustice, violence, and degradation are endemic, God is not prepared to tolerate such things—and that we will work and plan, with all the energy of God, to impement victory of Jesus over them all.
The Lie of Realism - N.D. Wilson
I always love when I randomly find presentations from one of my favorite authors.
The stories are true.
Reblog if you’re a Christian! I feel like I am the only one on tumblr.
Bruh, you been bloggin in the wrong places if you feel that way haha
Yeah, but the fact that this has less than a hundred notes proves…
Most effective leaders are the ones who recognize real pain, lead from within that pain and lead the people out of their own pain. Of course, joy is a wonderful emotion and experience. God created joy, but it is not the starting place. Joy is a result or outcome. Pain is the beginning. We are born in pain and we live in pain- sometimes a lot of pain. The leader who can tap into our pain and walk through it with us- bearing our burdens like Jesus bears them- is going to be a real leader.
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
20 years after the genocide in Rwanda, these perpetrators and survivors are standing for forgiveness.
Grace is scandalous, and grace is beautiful.