Good News of God’s Gracious Love

Theologian Shirley Guthrie's marvelous and inspiring reflection on the good news of the gospel: What it is. What it's not. What it means for us. What we must accept!

The Political Illusion

“It is wrong to say that politics is everything, but it is a fact that in our society everything has become political.” When everything is reduced to politics, all problems are perceived as political problems in need of political solutions. This is tragic, for most problems demand more than a political solution.

The New Demons

In spite of the rejection of the explicit language of religion, the "sacred" continues to exist and operate in our modern society. Though "Christianity is no longer the religion of the masses", humankind remains "just as religious as medieval man" (65), for the state is the new sacred, politics the new religion, and technology "the instrument of liberation… the god who saves."

Nowhere Man, Welcome to the Machine

In a civilization which has lost the meaning of life, the most useful thing a Christian can do is to live—and life, understood from the point of view of faith, has an extraordinary explosive force. We are not aware of it, because we only believe in “efficiency,” and life is not efficient. But this life alone can break the illusions of the modern world by showing everyone the utter powerlessness of a mechanistic view.

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