I am more flawed and sinful than I ever dared believe, and I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope.
It is impossible to forgive someone if you feel superior to him or her.
When we are completely immersed in a society of people who consider a particular idolatrous attachment normal, it becomes almost impossible to discern it for what it is.
Tim Keller in Counterfeit Gods [via craig dunham]
i have not yet read this book, but i’m excited to do so.
A lot of things in the “American Dream”, I think, are idolatrous attachments
If you have a God great and transcendent enough to be mad at because he hasn’t stopped evil and suffering in the world, then you have (at the same moment) a God great and transcendent enough to have good reasons for allowing it to continue that you can’t know. Indeed, you can’t have it both ways.