I’ve read a few Don Miller books and liked them all, and this one was no different… While he rambles around a lot, he does provide good insight into issues of the Christian faith in a way not many other authors do (at least, that I’m aware of). In this book he talks a lot about heirarchy’s in humanity, and how we are always striving to “get ahead,” or as the example in the book states, to be the last one left in the life boat…. And how that is so different from what Jesus portrays our lives should be like.
But rather than get into all that (since I’m so far behind), I just want to include one quote that he had of CS Lewis that really stood out to me:
Most of us are not really approaching the subject in order to find out what Christianity syas: We are approaching it in the hope of finding support from Christianity for the views of our own party. We are looking for an ally where we are offered either a Master — or a Judge.
Wow! How true is that. And how convicting. So many of the “arguments” in front of the church today are voiced by people guilty of this. And I’m certainly not saying I’m not guilty of it! But that is one of the reasons that standing on 2000 years of church history for your theology may not be such a bad thing.