We have been living in the daylight—that is, in a civilization that has been shaped largely by biblical perspectives and norms. We are about to plunge into the night. We are at the door of a Dark Age….
Christians must not view themselves as Moses, leading a nation into the promised land. They must not even view themselves as Elijah, calling a chosen people to repentance. They must view themselves as Mordecai or Daniel, as exiles in a brutal and foreign land—just as they should have all along.
A Little Help for Your Charitableness from Kevin DeYoung
There are few figures on the national evangelical scene that I like and trust more than Kevin DeYoung. I think he nails the balance between, on the one hand, graciousness and fairness and charity and, on the other (can anything be on the other hand from...
Just wondering why we must not use Moses or Elijah as our model, but rather Mordecai or Daniel “as exiles in a brutal and foreign land.” I see the “exile,” or “stranger” theme often used, but there seem to be instances in which such “strangers,” such as Isaac and David, seem to be far from fitting the stereotype of “stranger.” Furthermore, I wonder if Mordecai or Daniel are our best models unless we also are under God’s judgment, as God’s people. Just seems to be a lot of carelessness.
Good call, Phil. I’ll have to give this some thought.
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