The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Half Full or Half Empty?

More pessemistic (empty?) theology from Dr. Horton.

Sure the hyper optimism of name-it-and-claim-it crowd is tragically wrong. But to embrace the morbid pessism of Luther's "theology of the cross" is equally devastating. Does God use suffering in this life to shape us into the image of his Son? Surely. Does God allow us frequently to have success in doing his will in this life and fill our lives with peace, happiness and feasting in this life? This is surely true as well. In both a spiritual and physical/material sense.

Additional note: I can't wait to see the rush for these mugs in Christian bookstores...