Make Us Dangerous

August 26, 2007 — 2 Comments

I hate to post two quotes in a row, but this one really just hit me so hard when I read it (HT: Hannah.) Isn’t so amazing how we are so meek and mild when it comes to our faith? Isn’t it amazing how silent we become when it comes to the gospel which we so gloriously proclaim on Sunday morning? Think about this:

“We are so utterly ordinary….We are spiritual pacifists, non-militants, conscientious objectors in this battle-to-the-death with principalities and powers in high places. Meekness must be had for contact with men, but brass, outspoken boldness is required to take part in the comradeship of the Cross…… The world cannot hate us, we are too much like its own. Oh that God would make us dangerous!”

-Jim Elliot

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Tim Sweetman is a 22-year-old writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

2 responses to Make Us Dangerous

  1. Amen! Let us aspire to that same self-sacrificial faith that led Jim and other four men into the jungles of Ecuador to share the Gospel for the love of Christ.

  2. Agreed! I think a lot of times we become too afraid of what people think that we become pacifist in our Christian walk and forget that we are at war with principalities and powers. Complacency is not an option.

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