Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The American Dream

“The American dream radically differs from the call of Jesus and the essence of the Gospel,” he argues. The American dream emphasizes self-development and personal growth. Our own abilities are our greatest assets.

But the Gospel rejects the focus on self: “God actually delights in exalting our inability.” The American dream emphasizes upward mobility, but “success in the kingdom of God involves moving down, not up.”

Excerpt from the book "“Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream.” by David Platt

Discussed in this article by David Brooks.

Do we understand even the simplest thing about Jesus?????

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