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  1. B. J. McMichael
    December 30, 2008

    Very well said friend. I am astounded that more folks don’t get that. I hear all this stuff about the moral agenda and taking back or reforming the behavior of our country. It’s like we want a “Stepford” country where everyone smiles and defers…where we are comfortable and unchallenged. This is a tough place, this world we live in. But it has always been a tough place. That is why God needs tough and thoughtful people who will choose to see our fellow citizens as the captives and not the enemies. Freedom does not come from a better morality while in prison, it comes from being released from prison. The release is only found in embracing the Lordship of Jesus and seeking to become His embodied presence wherever we live, work, go to school, and play.

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    • Tim Archer
      December 30, 2008

      “Freedom does not come from a better morality while in prison, it comes from being released from prison.” I like that… can I steal it sometime?

      Thanks for dropping by, B.J.

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  2. K. Rex Butts
    December 30, 2008

    This is a wonderful post. I have long suspected that the endless amount of energy being spent to get prayers, Ten-commandments, etc… in the public place is more about the people waging this fight than about God, the God who redeems.

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    • Tim Archer
      December 30, 2008

      Thanks Rex

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  3. nick gill
    January 3, 2009

    Neil Cole says, “You have to be willing to sit in the smoking section when your primary stance is missional.”

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    • Tim Archer
      January 3, 2009

      I think it was Joseph Aldrich that said Christians should have ashtrays in their homes so as not to make visitors uncomfortable. Similar idea.

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  4. Toril
    May 2, 2011

    amen!

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