123 Meme Challenge

Patti posted the 123 Meme Challenge and while she didn’t pick me. I still wanted to do it. Here are the rules….

Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more (no cheating!)

  • Find page 123
  • Find the first five sentences
  • Post the next three sentences
  • Tag five people

I picked up the book I am currently reading (and have been for a while, because it is DEEP!) entitled Evil and the Justice of God by N. T. Wright.

Again and again one hears it said or implied that some people are simply “evil” and must therefore be locked up for a long time. Over against this, an older generation of liberal thinkers, alarmed at the thought that there might actually be such a thing as “evil”- which they thought had been banished by act of Congress and better drains- tried to insist that nobody was evil at all, merely misguided, and that the misguiding had been done by society as a whole, so that all of us were equally guilty. The political pendulum has swung between these two extremes: the one side seeking to lock up more and more of the population without realizing that they were thereby creating universities of crime; and the other side trying to look the other way and pretend, with a fine suburban detachment, that everything is really right after all.

I will tag Kimmy, Amy, Brian, Chris, and Kent.

I am a follower of Jesus, a husband to Kim, father to Hannah & Caleb, and the connections pastor at The River Church. The thoughts expressed here are my own and not The River Church's.

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