So is Time magazine right? Does President Bush ?owe us? for helping put him in office?
As one of the twenty-five leaders profiled in the magazine, let me answer: No. Instead of focusing on what we are owed, we need to remember what we owe to God and to our neighbor: to be steadfast witnesses to the truth, and always willing to serve. Let?s follow the example of Christ?not demanding to be served, but serving others.
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Today?s BreakPoint offer: In the new, revised, and expanded edition of The Body, Charles Colson and Ellen Vaughn revisit the question, ?What is the Church, and what is its relevance to contemporary culture at large?? Provocative and insightful, Being the Body: A New Call for the Church to Be Light in the Darkness inspires us to rise above a stunted ?Jesus and me? faith to a nobler view of something bigger and grander than ourselves?the glorious, holy vision for which God created the Church.
Karen Tumulty and Matthew Cooper, ? Does Bush Owe the Religious Right? ? Time, 7 February 2005. (Subscribers only.)
Ted Olsen, ? Weblog: Time?s ?Most Influential Evangelicals? ,? Christianity Today, 31 January 2005.
Jill Lawrence and Susan Page, ? What got so many counties to shift from blue to red? ? USA Today, 31 January 2005.
David Von Drehle, ? The Red Sea ,? Washington Post Magazine, 16 January 2005.
Charles Colson with Anne Morse, How Now Shall We Live? Devotional (Tyndale, 2004).
Charles Colson with Anne Morse, ? The New Civil War ,? Christianity Today, February 2005. (Reprinted on BreakPoint Online.)
BreakPoint Commentary No. 041108, ? It?s Not Payback Time: Christians and Politics as Unusual .?
Allen Hertzke, Freeing God?s Children (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004).
Kevin Belmonte, Hero for Humanity: A Biography of William Wilberforce (NavPress, 2002). A CD interview with Belmonte is also available.
Kevin Belmonte, ? Steadfast Companions ,? BreakPoint WorldView, January/February 2003.