...All the calls to "reclaim America for Christ" leave me cold. Our real need is to reclaim the church for Christ. When Christ is exalted in His church, when He is loved and revered and cherished with passion by those who bear His Name--in other words, when the church starts living like the church--then His body cannot help but make an impact on culture.
-- Tom Ascol
Thanks, Brenden Link, for the quote. It is timely as I have been already brainstorming my July 4th weekend sermon, and this is near the direction I'm heading.