Saturday, October 07, 2006

Carl Olson on Christian Hope

In this month's edition of This Rock Carl Olson has an article on Christian Hope. I found the following quote rather motivational:

Hope is not only central to the Christian life; it is also a distinctive mark of the Christian view of life, death, and history. Christian hope, in fact, is a scandal and an offense to the skeptic, the agnostic, and the atheist. It is an affront to forms of Christianity that exist only as systems of morality without any basis in the actual source of Christian hope - the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which conquers the great enemy of man: death.

So, in this frame, has your hope in Christ offended anyone today? Or rather, has your hope in Christ caused anyone to have to re-think their beliefs?