I find myself pleasantly shocked to see a positive comment about a Christian in the mainstream media this morning. Yes. You heard me right: A major media organization--THE NEW YORK TIMES(!)--actually contains a gracious mention of something, or rather someone, Christian.
David Brooks talks about John Stott in a surprisingly genuine, and kind way in today's OP-ED column in the New York times. Brooks even included a full quote from Stott that pointedly sets forth the Gospel (he even says God!):
"It is not because we are ultra-conservative, or obscurantist, or reactionary or the other horrid things which we are sometimes said to be. It is rather because we love Jesus Christ, and because we are determined, God helping us, to bear witness to his unique glory and absolute sufficiency. In Christ and in the biblical witness to Christ God's revelation is complete; to add any words of our own to his finished work is derogatory to Christ."
For those of us who have read serious Christian writing for any length of time, Mr. Stott is an old, familiar acquaintance.
(Hat tip to worldmagblog.com)