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Os Guinness

12 Jul 2001

On the way home tonight, I heard Os Guinness talking a bit on the radio about anti-intellectualism within the Church. I was very impressed by the little I heard, so I ordered a book. One particular point he made struck me. A caller commented on the importance of one’s Christian faith being balanced, avoiding one extreme and the other. Guinness replied that the reason for balance was not for moderation and safety, but for wholeness. “Balance in the Christian life is not like a tightrope, but like a trampoline,” he said. Christians should strive for balance not because fence-riding and bet-hedging are more politically palatable, but because there’s immense value to be had in embracing the whole of God’s truth.