A friend sent me this quote today, and since he is not a blogger, I consider it my duty to pass it along. I hope it strikes others with the same sense wonder and fear that it did me:
One of the marks of genuine Spirit-work, according to John 16, is that the Spirit will convict the world, prove the world wrong, show up its standards as bogus, and bring it to judgment. And the really scary thing about this is that the Spirit will do it all, so it seems, through the work of the church.
— N. T. Wright, A Right Judgment in All Things, Sermon for the Feast of Pentecost, Durham Cathedral, June 4, 2006