"Narcissism isn’t a new issue, but I’m often overwhelmed by how prevalent it is. It seems to be tolerated, perhaps at times celebrated, even among self-proclaimed Christians. Pragmatism rules the day so that if someone “gets the job done,” then we’ll turn a blind eye to their narcissistic ways." - James Williams
"The problem with the culture-war approach is not that it (rightly) discerns opposition from the world. The problem is in the chosen mode of response. By embracing the culture-war paradigm, many Christians adopt—likely inadvertently—an 'all’s fair in love and war' perspective....And so we employ battle tactics we normally would not find defensible" - TGC
"Whether you view Trump as a David or an Antipas, whether you serve at the court of the resplendent king or stand over against the court from the wilderness, one thing Nathan and John the Baptist held in common was that both were willing to condemn unrighteousness in their rulers—even if it cost them everything." - Christiatnity Today
Reposted with permission from The Cripplegate.
If you haven’t seen Samuel Beckett’s famous play, Waiting for Godot, let me tell you what you missed by quoting a stage critic, Vivian Mercier: “Waiting for Godot has achieved theoretical impossibility: a play in which … nothing happens, twice.”
The play has two acts and involves two characters joined sporadically by a few more characters, who are waiting for a character named Godot. At the end of the first act a boy shows up with a message from Godot that he will not be coming today, but will certainly come tomorrow.
After the interval, the play resumes as the next day, with no plot development at all, until at the end of the second and final act, when the boy shows up again with the same message that Godot will not be coming today, but will surely come tomorrow.
The drama world was startled by the advent of a new concept: a play with no plot, no climax, and no character development, breaking all the rules of theatre, for no apparent reason. Of course, when interrogated as to what it all meant, Samuel Beckett declared emphatically, “It means what it says!”