Sometimes we must go outside the church to get nourishment—art, beauty, knowledge—which we can then bring inside to appreciate fully.
The church once stood as a steward of culture, its patron as well as its guide. Education, science, art, and music all had their roots in a church community committed to God’s will being done “on earth as it is in heaven.” When we ignore the world outside the walls we suffer—as does it.
(pg. 130, What Good Is God? by Philip Yancey, ARC)
The last couple Christian books I’ve read have been pretty ho-hum for me. This one I really feel is worth my time. It’s a compelling read and Yancey has some sound insights
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Play along. The rules are easy and I only cheated a little. Grab your current read, open to a random page, and give us two teaser sentences. Remember, no spoilers.
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I have this one waiting for me to read. Great teaser. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesdays-your-presence-is-requested-at-suvanto.html
I’m not really comfortable with the idea of the church as a steward of culture. But it does sound like an intriguing book, and I that’s an excellent teaser!
Hm, not for me. But cool cover
I really want to read this book! Philip Yancey is brilliant.
I think the question s/b what good are we, rather than what good is God.