Not in our name: Holy Saturday in the Politics of Empire

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What we have forgotten

from "The Good News We Almost Forgot" by Kevin DeYoung:



"No doubt, the church in the west has many new things to learn. But for the most part, everything we need to learn is what we’ve already forgotten. The chief theological task now facing the Western church is not to reinvent or to be relevant but to remember. We must remember the old, old story. We must remember the faith once delivered to the saints. We must remember the truths that spark reformation, revival, and regeneration…In a church age confused about the essential elements of the Christian faith—and whether Christianity has any doctrinal center at all—the Heidelberg Catechism offers a relentless reminder of the one doctrine that matters most: We are great sinners and Christ is a greater Savior."

Betsy 5 days ago

Notable Quotes


“The idea that moral hypocrisy hurts you among evangelical voters is not true, if you’re sound on all of the fundamentals. Being sound on the fundamentals depends on what the evangelical community has decided the fundamentals have become. At this time, what is fundamental is hating liberals, hating Obama, hating abortion and hating same-sex marriage.

– Wayne Flynt, an ordained Baptist minister and one of Alabama’s pre-eminent historians, quoted in a New York Times article, "For Alabama Christians, Governor Bentley's Downfall Is a Bitter Blow."

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