"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is
right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is
excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
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Rising star Mark Wahlberg makes no bones about how much church means to him. He told LA Times he carries a prayer book with him on set and attends church regularly.
This squares with the report that the former "Transformers" lead man and East Coast ditchdigger now worships at Mass Sunday mornings and then drives home to roust his four children out for Sunday 11 AM services.
Many raise eyebrows when Christians claim actors as some of their own but Wahlberg is one of many who chooses to remain "quietly Christian" while making no bones about his faith committment when interviewed.
What if God, in order to rescue his creation from itself, knew in advance he had to become one with them?
What if, to effect his plan to bring many children to glory (Hebrews 2:10) he knew only too well that the one great hope that darkened, alienated, guilty human beings would have of responding to him meant his coming in their guise and drawing alongside them as a man, an ordinary man.
What if, that is, the story Christians invest in so heavily known as the Bethlehem Story were true? Not only true but necessary. That’s the sort of radical agenda behind such Bible passages as these...
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