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Os Guinness

Os Guinness (born September 30, 1941) is an author and social critic.

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"The more devout people are who have a basically false view of God, the uglier their faith will become as it is based on a lie." Os Guinness
"Some people have a view of God so fundamentally false that it would be better for them to doubt rather than to remain devout." Os Guinness
Negative freedom is freedom from - freedom from oppression, whether it's a colonial power or ad
If God is Lord of heaven and earth and all there is, his lordship must cover everything or mean nothing. - Os Guinness
4 of 5 stars to Fool's Talk by Os Guinness
American democracy in the past has always been known for its large middle class and its relativ
"Today it is worse to judge evil than it is to do evil." Os Guinness
We have no rights, only responsibilities. Following Christ is not our initiative, merely our response, in obedience. - Os Guinness
Time for Truth: Living Free in a World of Lies, Hype, and Spin by Os Guinness
I'm reading "Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization" by Os Guinness, clarifying thoughts for 2dy
"Either we conform our desires to the truth or we conform the truth to our desires.”. ― Os Guinness
Fool’s Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion, by Reviewed by
Like a precious family heirloom, freedom is not just ours to enjoy, but to treasure, protect, an
"is a lifelong apprenticeship under Jesus that teaches us to live as He would live if He were us." Os Guinness.
It grows like a seed and it works like leaven: secretly, invisibly, surprisingly, and irresistibly. Os Guinness
Jesus made clear that the Kingdom of God is organic and not organizational. Os Guinness
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Greg talks with Os Guinness on greatest challenge Christianity has faced and being “impossible people”:
Os Guinness proves once again that he’s incorrigibly wise and perceptive.
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"Too often we forget that the great men/women of faith reached the heights they did only by going through the depths." - Os Guinness
Make sure to read review of the newest Os Guinness title. Good resource and recommending reading.
How can Christians face challenge of modernism? Great analysis & insight from Os Guinness & helpful further reading
Greg is talking with Os Guinness about his book Impossible People - how Christians engage the cultural struggle
We need to see God’s glory to withstand the challenges that will test us to the core. - the Moses Moment. - Os Guinness
If we stand firm as Impossible People, we can be faithful in all challenges & ordeals so we serve our purpose in our generat…
I'm reading through a book by Os Guinness titled "The Call" and he is talking about our never…
yeah I had an Os Guinness book and a John Lennox book that I hadn't cracked yet so I'm knocking those out.
Before we hear from Os Guinness on Sunday, review what Robert Coleman encouraged us with from last week:
Dr. Robert Coleman invites you to join us at New Life on May 8th as Os Guinness shares a unique message with us.
"Before we knew God we fell short of God's standards, and it was grace that rescued us and drew us to faith." -Os Guinness
Leave out God and the high demands of his ways and we soon find we have exchanged the “holy of holies” for “vanity of vanities” Os Guinness
"Sustainable freedom is urgent for America because freedom is and will always be, the issue of all issues for America." OS Guinness
We always have sure and sufficient reasons for knowing why we can trust God, but do not always know what God is doing and why. Os Guinness
I live before the audience of One-before others I have nothing to gain, nothing to lose, nothing to prove. Os Guinness
Let us aim to say 'I live before an Audience of One. Before others I have nothing to prove, nothing to gain, nothing to lose' - Os Guinness
Been thinking about Calling and my mind turned to Os Guinness' great book - The Call - especially 'The Audience of One' chapter.
To think and not understand is one problem; not to think and have no chance of understanding is a greater one. Os Guinness
"All good thinking is a matter of asking and answering three elementary questions. What is being said? Is it true? What of it?" Os Guinness.
I added a video to a playlist Dr Os Guinness, "Survival of the Fastest"
"Christianity is the only religion whose God bears the scars of evil." --Os Guinness
Great words from Ravi Zacharias and Os Guinness this week in Hong Kong
Os is a social scientist ( who comes from the Guinness family ), Keller is a pastor in NY with a heart for culture
btw, have you read anything by Tim Keller or Os Guinness? They are worth a check, especially Os on culture 😊
"When all is said and done, reality always has the last word." Os Guinness
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That moment when you are invited to lunch with Os Guinness and can't make it.. :(
Os Guinness is teaching this morning in depth without notes... Amazing! This conference is phenomenal
"The two most easily recognisable hallmarks of secularisation in America are the exaltation of numbers and technique." —Os Guinness
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Folly in a fallen world is so obviously partly relativistic, and we are always wise to say, "says who?" -Os Guinness
It would be an honor to be in the presence of Os Guinness to listen to his mind
Registration is filling up for our May 1 "Meaning Without a Maker" event w/ Dr. Os Guinness. You can register here!
I have lived under totalitarian Communism, so I prize freedom as much as an...
"Balaam's *** is the patron saint of apologist." Os Guinness "Fool's Talk Recovering Art of Christian Persuasion"
There is an art to the advocacy of truth. - Os Guinness
It is all too easy to get caught up in the sensational and forget the significant. –Os Guinness
"In America today, it is considered worse to judge evil than to do evil." ~Os Guinness
Os Guinness is a descendant of Arthur Guinness!
The prosperity gospel in a nutshell. "God's got it, I can have it, and by faith I`m going to get it". Os Guinness. Its not THE Gospel though
Thanks for the shoutout! Our speaker was actually Dr. Os Guinness:
Os Guinness on 'Christian ambition'. Of course there is such a thing.
Apologetics w/o the Holy Spirit is barren.The Spirit is the great apologist. We're simply very junior counsels for the defense. Os Guinness
Join us this weekend as author Os Guinness presents a special seminar on faith and culture.
I regularly listen to Tim Keller, Os Guinness, and John Lennox on youtube...great sermons/talks.
Also this list of grievances is nonsense. We'll pray for you, Os Guinness.
More on Os Guinness (reading his joint letter from 2007 abt leaving TEC): non-theistic Anglicans have been around for decades
Comical use of Os Guinness in describing contemporary society. The same man who refers to LGBT Christians as "practicing homosexuals"
Os Guinness on the weakness of western Christianity. via
"Whatever assumes in our lives a practical importance that is greater than God will become god to us." -Os Guinness
If my way of seeing things is decisive, anyone who differs from me is wrong by definition... (Os Guinness)
The quality of a Christian's experience relies on the quality of his faith which relies upon the quality of knowing God's truth. Os Guinness
We are not primarily called to do something or go somewhere; we are called to Someone. We r not called 2 special work but 2 God. Os Guinness
"There is no problem with the wider culture today that you cannot see in the church. The rot is in us, & not simply out there." Os Guinness
Highly recommend Fool's Talk by Os Guinness. Very insightful for Christians in today's culture.
Rewards of freedom is sweet but its demands are stern. The paradox is the greatest enemy of freedom is ~Os Guinness
"As believers, we cannot always know why, but we can always know why we trust God who knows why." Os Guinness
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Idolatry is huge in the Bible, dominant in our personal lives, and irrelevant in our mistaken estimations. . - Os Guinness
"America’s challenge, as Os Guinness puts it, is not wolves at the door but termites in the floor"
"Freedom is not the permission to do what you like. It's the power to do what you ought." - Dr. Os Guinness
Unspeakable : Facing up to Evil in an Age of Genocide and Terror Os Guinness
Answering the call of Jesus is the greatest adventure, the deepest romance and the most fascinating journey of our lives - Os Guinness
"When I hear people say they've lost their faith, and when I hear their view of God, I'm surprised they didn't lose it …
"Interestingly, God's remedy for Elijah's depression was not a refresher course in theology but food and sleep." - Os Gui…
If we truly hope in the world to come, we will find joy in the world that is, no matter how dark our circumstances. –Os Guinness
Announcing our keynote speakers: Ravi Zacharias and Os Guinness!
Interview: Os Guinness: Welcome to the 'Grand Age of Apologetics': With the era of 'Christian consensus' comin...
GREAT READ: How to Persuade the Disinterested and Resistant via
How to Persuade the Disinterested and Resistant | Christianity Today - via
Os Guinness shares apologetics lessons for today's Christians
The religion major in me is jumping with excitement at this discussion of Peter Berger. Os Guinness in CT:
Only 3-1/2 minutes but packed full of good stuff!!
“First and foremost we are called to Someone (God), not to something or to somewhere.” -Os Guinness
Os Guinness wrote in Unspeakable that we've killed more people in the last century than in all of history.
"there is, in reality, only one true call, and that is to Christ." (Os Guinness)
"The Christian faith is not true because it works; it works because it is true.” - Os Guinness
"As a church we have the challenge of courage in the face of modernity." . —Os Guinness
Unbelief is therefore always and inherently in tension, and it can never escape this conflict. Os Guinness
Such a great insight from Os Guinness: "...biographies are the literature of calling."
Trusting a Christian is often the critical prelude to coming to trust in God. - Os Guinness
"Politics is an extension of ethics and therefore engages religious principles" in its expressions and policies. - Os Guinness
"Evangelicals talk of justice, but what they really mean is just us." . Os Guinness quoting a Jewish Attorney in...
The perfectionism in the demand is more destructive of genuine faith than the worst doubts could ever be. OS Guinness
Book of the Week: The Calling by Os Guinness. . “Our primary calling as followers of Christ…”
"Are Christians prepared to persuade people who are closed, hostile or apathetic?" review:
"In the world we live in today, everybody is speaking but no one is listening." -Os Guinness
Os Guinness: Why Balaam's *** Is the Patron Saint of Apologetics and Christians Need to Recover…
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*** rights currently trump all other rights in an argument." --Os Guinness
April 9: Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times with Os Guinness
"I come out of churches shaking my head at the shallowness of preaching in this country." Englishman Os Guinness on conf call.
"An ounce of civility is better than a ton of litigation. We need to mirror the way of Jesus loved others." -- Os Guinness on
"The framers got religioius freedom almost perfect. We are squandering it now" --Os Guinness, on conferce call.
On a conference call with Os Guinness talking about unconservative conservatism. He says we need the structure & spirit of freedom in hearts
Reading through "Renaissance" by Os Guinness. Absolutely thought provoking.
God calls us along the line of our giftedness, but the purpose of giftedness is stewardship and service, not selfishness. - Os Guinness
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Pray for encouragement for those joining Os Guinness for breakfast.
The gospel is a constellation of truths that simply cannot and will not be worsted. Os Guinness
AMG supporters wait in line for Os Guinness to sign their books.
Awesome night with Os Guinness.. Love hearing JESUS preached from IRISH heritage! Thanks
"We need to be people of absolute unwavering confidence in the Gospel to transform." -Os Guinness…
"People can either try to shape the truth to their desires, or shape their desires to the truth." -Os Guinness
I'm going to "The Journey — A Thinking Person's Quest for Meaning (Dinner)". See you there? via
“To believe in God is to "let God be God." This is the chief business of faith. --Os Guinness
Os Guinness's new book, "Fool's Talk," will be published by in July. Christian pastors and…
God is God, and his is the last word in human affairs ~ Os Guinness
Last week and Os Guinness did a series of talks in Oxford on questioning Jesus and Christianity:
"The problem with modern people is that we have to much to live with, and not enough to live for.". Os Guinness
Os Guinness: Religious Freedom Necessary for a World of Diversity, but America Is Squandering...
To be always relevant, you have to say things which are eternal. — Os Guinness
I liked a video The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Purpose of Your Life - Os Guinness
"[Some have time & no money; some money & no time.] But for most, in the midst of material plenty, we have spiritual poverty." Os Guinness
"Today, It is more wicked TO JUDGE evil then it is TO DO evil” . Os Guinness
"Truth is true even if nobody believes it, and falsehood is false even if everybody believes it." - Os Guinness
Success without succession is failure. (Os Guinness)
Success without succession is failure. — Os Guinness
Comparison is the mother of all clarity ~ Os Guinness
To follow the call of God is therefore to live before the heart of God. - Os Guinness; The Call
Absolutely no doubt in my mind that Wheaton needs more people like Os Guinness. Thank you for speaking such truth today.
Well done Os Guinness for throwing down the gauntlet in Chapel today. W/out true devotion there can be no true faith and thus no true church
"When we are in but not of, there is a creative tension with the culture with which we can engage in shaping the culture." -Os Guinness
Those who are seen and sung by the audience of God can be careless about lesser audiences ~ Os Guinness
Do miracles go against nature? John Lennox and Os Guinness discuss this here.
Os Guinness and John Lennox discuss world views and the evidence for truth in this clip.
Os Guinness and John Lennox on choosing Science or God.
"Faith is a gracious gift of God and the resolution of doubt is a gracious gift of God." Os Guinness
God is the ultimate source of power. All human power is therefore derived, limited, unstable, and transient. - Os Guinness
You can get all A’s and still flunk life. From: "The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life" by Os Guinness.
"In confession we are called to do what no human does naturally and easily: to go on record against ourselves." Os Guinness
"Pursuit of relevance becomes a prime source of superficiality, anxiety, and burn-out." -Os Guinness
"There is one God, there is no God but God, and there is no rest for anyone whose god is anyone but God." •Os Guinness•
" the poor condition of the churches in the West is largely because of their capitulation to the distorting power of modernity" -Os Guinness
Our crying need is to be faithful as well as relevant. Os Guinness
"Contrast is the mother of clarity. I always find that I understand & wonder at the Gospel when I see the alternatives."—Os Guinness
Because sight can only go so far, it takes words and thought to give the real truth and meaning behind what is seen. - Os Guinness
Apart from Jesus, we are a people with “too much to live with, and too little to live for.” –Os Guinness
Let every think be thanks. Os Guinness. . Thank you for everything, my dear Savior and Best Friend.
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“Soar on wings like eagles” with Os Guinness, Ravi Zacharias, Steve Douglass, Chuck Colson & Joni Eareckson Tada, Monday on CLATV.
Got to hear Os Guinness speak on his book "The Call" this morning. The perfect way to end a stellar holiday weekend.
"God's work must always be done in God's way to see results that are worthy of God's reality and greatness."~Os Guinness
We're excited to have Os Guinness join us for the 125th Anniversary Chapel on Oct. 2nd!
"We are driven by a deep desire for meaning and belonging." -Os Guinness
Tradition is the living voice of the dead. - Os Guinness
Os Guinness addressing Always enjoy his talks.
On my morning walk, listened to Dr Os Guinness on the podcast "A Christian Renaissance"
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Many of you know that I regularly attend the National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA), held in (or nearby) Charlotte, North Carolina every year, in October.  Sponsored by Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES), founded by Norman Geisler and Richard Land (Christian apologists), the NCCA is the longest and best-attended conference of its kind in the United States.  I have a book's worth of notes from my past attendances there. The NCCA is a weapons-grade display of religious capitalistic mentality, supported by cognitive dissonance and magnified narcissism and self-deceit.  Motivational speaker Frank Turek (a Christian apologist) is always the emcee, and among the annual speakers, you'll find William Lane Craig, Os Guinness (grandson of the beer-maker), Hugh Ross (who heads "Reasons to Believe"), Gary Habermas (the "Shroud of Turin" apologist), Jason Lisle (from the Institute for Creation Research), Michael Behe, J.P. Moreland, and many others.  (Mike Licona has been there in the past, too.)  A ...
Os Guinness on facing failure: God knew the times he called us to live in; he alone knows the outcome of our times, lives …
How's Your Day Looking? In Game Plan for Life, Os Guinness mentions this quote from a 90-year-old Winston Churchill: "Life has been a grand journey—well worth making once." Once. That's all we get. No dry runs. No do-overs. This day you're living now is not a dress rehearsal or a practice lap. You're on the stage. You're in the game. Start playing. What this kind of thinking does is rip the disguise off today, revealing it to be every bit as momentous as the first morning on a new job or the night before major surgery. There are things to be said. Today. There are people to take notice of. Today. There are ordinary decisions to take seriously. Today. As the Bible says, "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom" (Psalm 90:12). The newspaper commits a page or two each morning to dozens of death notices—guys who once supervised a work crew at the auto plant, who once coached boys' baseball on Saturday afternoons, who once served on the school board or were once active in th ...
Reviews "For decades Os Guinness has been one of the most nuanced, realistic, yet hopeful voices calling Christians to engagement with culture. This latest volume from him should not be missed by anyone. Os summarizes some of the most helpful recent discussions, updates many of his own lifelong challenges to the church, and provides many fresh insights. Highly recommended." -Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City "Drawing on his years of perceptive cultural analysis and his wide understanding of history, Os Guinness issues a penetrating call to the Christian church to take up the battle against the deep inroads of secularization by refusing to be conformed to the spirit of the age. This book encourages us to learn from the past and avoid repeating its mistakes, to be aware of the oft-forgotten influence of Christianity on Western culture and to engage more deeply with the truths of Scripture. It rightly argues for a return to God, not to an era, and sees our only hope in a return to the . ...
“…It is human beings and not God who have made spirituality impractical.” ― Os Guinness
“When we are preoccupied with winning, we are really losing. Our focus is off our true task. Our focus is off Jesus. Such is the attitude of momentum as false confidence.” ~ Os Guinness
“The secret of the quest lies not in our brilliance but in His grace."- OS GUINNESS,
"Recognizing who we aren't is only the first step toward knowing who we are. Escape from a false sense of life-purpose is only liberating if it leads to a true one." -Os Guinness
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In conjunction with WORLD Magazine, Patrick Henry College presents its interview with Os Guinness as a part of the Newsmaker Interview Series with Marvin Ola...
What an external enemy can do in a moment, the corruption of customs can equally do over time. Another excerpt from Os Guinness
".living faith is better tested in crisis than in creeds." Os Guinness,
(God's) Calling creates an ethic of aspiration, not just obligation (Os Guinness)
In this day and age of liberalism and secularism should one's efforts to evangelize be scorned or celebrated? Social Critic Dr. Os Guinness...
Watch Social Critic Dr. Os Guinness shedding some light on some of our efforts to profess our convictions! .
Os Guinness could answer that for you but I think "writer" should modify "Christian".
We need our discipleship to match our evangelism. -Os Guinness
Either we serve God and use money, or we serve money and use God. Os Guinness
As our culture becomes more dysfunctional, Os Guinness tells us, it will grow hungry for the Word. What an...
"The problem isn't the wolves at the door, it is the termites in the floor." -OS Guinness
"But nothing short of God's call can ground and fulfill the truest human desire for purpose" Os Guinness
Matt 13:9-17 is all about the worth and definition of our Lord’s parables. I see them as windows through which one can hear and see divine truth. And the world’s current ignorance of their transcendence is both, a warning and a curse. “Human life has traditionally been lived in a house with windows to other worlds. These windows may have sometimes become dirty, broken or boarded up, but they were always there. Only in the modern world do humans live in … ‘a world without windows.’ Shut off from transcendence, modern people are shut up to triviality.” – Os Guinness
Os Guinness of the Trinity Forum "The Global Public Square: Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity" by Os Guinness
Just read the first two chapters of Os Guinness' book Long Journey Home last night.solid gold cannot wait to maliza
The story of Christian reformation, revival, and renaissance underscores that the darkest hour is often just before the dawn, so we should always be people of hope and prayer, not gloom and defeatism. God the Holy Spirit can turn the situation around in five minutes. Os Guinness
Originally filmed at Everything Conference 2012. This was Dr Os Guinness' first talk of the day, given in the first session. For more information please visi...
I am really curious to see that Sting picture with, perhaps, Os Guinness! :D
Rebellion against God does not begin with the clenched fist of atheism but with the self-satisfied heart Os Guinness
The person who is sceptical toward one faith or even most faiths will be the devoted adherent of another. Os Guinness
The fact that sceptics are not sceptical about scepticism is further evidence that to doubt anything we must believe something. Os Guinness
People in the secular world have too much to life with, too little to live for. Os Guinness
the right to believe anything doesn't mean that anything anyone believes is right. + Os Guinness
'An unprecedented Christian pursuit of relevance has led directly to an unprecedented Christian irrelevance' Os Guinness
So honored to be with Os Guinness this morning and afterwards at our salon event (photo:…
Join us this Sunday at 5p as we welcome Oxford Professor and sociologist, Os Guinness, back to teach.
There's still time to join us for a unique salon event tomorrow with special guest, Os Guinness
Tomorrow in the UWS and Chelsea we have Oxford Scholar Os Guinness speaking. He has had a profound impact in my life.
You know it's bad when actor Jim Broadbent reminds you of sociologist Os Guinness.
Born September 30, 1941 (age 72) China Occupation Author and social critic Alma mater Oriel College, Oxford Os Guinness (born September 30, 1941) is an author and social critic.[1] BiographyEdit Born in China, he is the great-great-great-grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer. He was a witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, and returned to England in 1951, where he went to school and college. He received a B.D. (honours) from University of London in 1966 and a D.Phil from Oriel College, Oxford in 1981.[1] Os Guinness speaking at the C.S. Lewis Foundation, 2011 Bill Edgar and Os Guinness at the CICCU main event 2013, St Andrew the Great, Cambridge In the late 1960s, he was a leader at L'Abri, and after Oxford a free lance reporter for the BBC.[2] In 1984 Guinness came to the United States, where he was first a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and then a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He was the lead drafter of the Williamsburg Charter, celebr ...
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America and the Battle for Truth with: Ravi Zacharias, John Lennox, Norman Geisler, Os Guinness, Wendy L. Patrick, and. Charles S. LiMandri
Modern people have demonstrated a consistently poor response to modern evil. -Os Guinness
"Relevance becomes irrelevant if it is not related to truth" - Os Guinness
Rationality is opposed to absurdity, not to mystery. Os Guinness God in the Dark
Passion for truth is passion for God. Os Guinness 'God in the dark: the assurance of faith beyond a shadow of doubt'
Understanding Christians know not only what they believe but why they believe. Os Guinness
"Responsibility is the art of breeding an animal entitled to keep promises." Os Guinness quoting Nietzsche.
Excited to see Os Guinness speak tonight!
"Your calling is where your gifts and talents meet the worlds needs". Os Guinness
"The problem is not the wolves at the door but the termites in the floor." -quoting Os Guinness.
"The problem is not wolves at our door, but termites in our floor." Os Guinness in
(As Christians) our timeliness lies in the untimeliness of rejecting modern timeliness. Os Guinness
“Whereas style and substance were once linked, today style has become an end in itself. The perception is now the reality.” -Os Guinness
What is evil? Os Guinness talks with The Veritas Forum.
Calling is a 'yes' to God that carries a 'no' to the chaos of modern demands. ~ Os Guinness
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As per C S Lewis and Os Guinness, the way to get a church to die is to privatize one's faith and see one's faith as socially irrelevant.
Christian scholar Os Guinness on the Church:. Os Guinness: The Christian Church and the Western World: via
Great teaching this morning by Os Guinness at to kick of Harvestfest. Read his book, The Call.
At listening to Os Guinness, the great-great grandson to the Dublin brewer. I don't think he brought samples to church
I heard on radio your in town. You're invited worship Os Guinness will be be speaking. I'm a friend of Hardings
Harvestfest starts this weekend! Os Guinness will be speaking at service, and tons of great seminars will happen this week. Check out...
"Idolatry is dominant n our personal lives, yet irrelevant n our mistaken estimations." (Os Guinness)
"You may say that many Christians are atheists unawares." Os Guinness [Your god is too safe]
"Now, the yearning for righteousness, Christlikeness, and a devout life is an admirable longing; indeed, it is an essential longing of discipleship. But the great mistake is to somehow embrace this as a call to individualism and self-obsession. It is not. As the French theologian Jacques Ellul said, “The yearning for holiness is not at odds with the desire for relevance. For while holiness sets us apart unto God, it is God who calls us into the world.” Christians are called to God and sent by God into the world. Os Guinness captures the necessary tension between our need to pursue holy lives as individuals and the desire to connect meaningfully with our culture and those around us. He speaks of “prophetic untimeliness” and the sense that the man or woman of God lives by the eternal in time. Likewise, Richard John Neuhaus, former editor of First Things magazine, suggested we are to be “in the world, not of the world, but for the world.” The danger for many of us is to live the extremes in eith ...
The American revolutions project was the real world. Nothing- absolutely nothing-in the entire American experiment is more daring than this, the conviction that a free people can BECOME FREE, LIVE FREE, AND REMAIN FREE. They can then be free forever. But can freedom truly last forever? There are three tasks in establishing a free society that hopes to remain free- winning freedom, ordering freedom, and sustaining freedom- and each was a prominent consideration to the American founders.( Os Guinness- "A Free People's Suicide")
Os Guinness on the results of atheism: “The framers clearly granted freedom of conscience to atheists along with believers of all sorts. But they were far less sanguine, particularly John Adams, about the possibility of a republic of atheists, because atheism doesn’t have the inspiration for virtue. It doesn’t have the content to tell you what virtue is, and it doesn’t have the sanctions, such as *** if people are not virtuous.”
When I post here, I work hard at keeping an irenic spirit and blessing friends with very diverse views. May I please ask all of us - conservative and progressive, religious and secular, politically-active and those with antibodies to politics - to pray, think and work toward some sanity concerning the growing information totalitarianism that we are watching? The issue is well beyond demonizing or lionizing particular leaders. Liberty of conscience/religion is the "first freedom" (Os Guinness) with assemby, press and redress as the practical expressions. I am concerned with abuse of power. I am also concerned that we learn civil discourse and critical thinking skills that will forge a bestter future instead of the polemics that create idoelogical "armed camps." My progressive friends, the fact that I stand for life and marriage does not make me a bigoted oppressor. My conservative friends, every person in our land desrves access to health care (yes we can do it better) and we should in President Eisenhower ...
"A Christian must not succumb to the temptation of imagining that God is no more certain than their defence of God." -- Os Guinness
"To be relevant, always say something that is eternal." - Os Guinness
"...there are only two basic problems for faith- the existence of God and the character of God. Is God there? Is God good?" -Os Guinness
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21 KJV)in america today it is worse to judge evil than do evil(os guinness)
"Bad religion is more damaging to true faith than no religion." - Os Guinness
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Good, I look forward to the update. You've heard of Os Guinness and the Golden Triangle of Freedom?
Our art group should've earned a Guinness World Record today. We did our whole project in under 80 minutes
"Once we have been called, we literally have no choice.”- Os Guinness
"We know more than ever today, but we also have to forget more than ever, and we do less than ever thinking for ourselves." - Os Guinness
Happy World Book Day. This is a book edited by Os Guinness and Louise Cowan.
"Do the Lord's work **in the Lord's way." This is something I learned from Os Guinness... (This means) QUIETLY, without bombast. YES, Lord.
"Freedom is not permission to do what you want, it is power to do what you ought." -Guinness
“Truth is not finally a matter of philosophy but of theology.” (Os Guinness)
"I do not understand you in this situation, but I understand why I trust you anyway" -Os Guinness
Os ti am cacen go neis tria hon - Guiness chocolate cake, all the range yma yn Dublin!
We may be in the dark about what God is doing, but we are not in the dark about God -Os Guinness, Unspeakable
I.D. Lilly: His family reunion made the record books: On Aug. 9, 2009, the Lilly family set the Guinness world...
This man's family reunion set the Guinness world record
Temptation is always the tempter's compliment to the tempted, so the strongest temptations are the subtlest - Os Guinness
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