More Wisdom From Garrison Keillor

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There Must Be A lot of Folks Who Think They Are Cars. . .

Christianity should be a life not a lifestyle. There are many people sitting in churches week after week, who are no more Christian than a politician is honest, or an atheist is religious. But hey, at least some of these churches have good coffee and decent music right? For a couple hours of your life a week, you can feel like you are a Christian, giving little or no effort to be one. It becomes not so much about sacrifice as it is convenience, your plans over His plans. That is what the Christian life is about right? So if you want to sit in a church every week, wearing Tom’s shoes, studying nothing more than the works of David Platt or Francis Chan, sipping coffee and munching as the pastor gives a practical, lifestyle oriented, topical message, while doing nothing under the guise of doing something, be my guest, but do not call what you are doing Christianity.

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About Chronology of Chris

-In Christ -Student of Life, Theology, Philosophy and Education -Avid reader (C.S. Lewis, Alvin Plantinga, Francis Schaeffer, James Sire, Martin Luther, Luis de Molina, Gordon D. Fee, David R. Anderson, David Kinnaman, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Schulz (Peanuts), Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Hunter S. Thompson, Douglas Adams, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jean Paul Sartre, Soren Kierkegaard, etc.) -Amateur philosopher -Field researcher for this privilege called life -Defined not labelled -Silly, yet serious -Knowledgeable and experienced -People over facts( facts have their place), souls over figures -More than an "about me" box can contain -His will, not mine
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4 Responses to More Wisdom From Garrison Keillor

  1. FYI- this wisdom does NOT come from Garrison Keillor, but rather via Keillor. The quote was originated by Dwight L. Moody…

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    • Actually after doing a little bit of research I found that the origin of the quote was Billy Sunday. I could not find a site that cited D.L. Moody as having said this. It seems a lot of people have been cited as author of this quote. I guess it goes to prove that there truly is nothing new under the sun. That does not mean you are wrong, it just means I could not find it. Regardless of which, I like the way Garrison Keillor says it much better, and he sort of makes the quote his own.

      http://www.quoteyard.com/going-to-church-no-more-makes-you-a-christian-than-standing-in-a-garage-makes-you-a-car/

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      • Nope, you’re right. I actually get those two confused. Keith Green has his own version: “Going to church..anymore than going to McDonalds makes you a hamburger.”

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      • Yeah, it seems like one of those quotes that gets around and has several incarnations. All the same whoever says it, however they say it, makes a simple, but good point. I like Keillor. Do I think he is solid? Not particularly, but he does at times make good observations regarding Christianity from time to time. I mean Scripture shows God using everyone from asses to heathens to convey truth, so even Keillor, who is neither, can be capable of doing the same from time to time.

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