matt rundio

"The world is sinful. That’s why God doesn’t affirm it indiscriminately. God loves the world. That’s why God doesn’t punish it in justice.

What does God do with this double bind? God forgives.”

Miroslav Volf, Free of Charge, 140
Worship sets us free from ourselves to be free for God and God’s purposes in the world. The dangerous act of worshiping God in Jesus Christ necessarily draws us into the heart of God and sends us out to embody it, especially toward the poor, the forgotten, and the oppressed. All of this is what matters most and is most at stake in worship.
Mark Labberton, The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God’s Call to Justice, IVP (2007), 14