Notes from "Onward" by Russell Moore (From Moral Majority to Prophetic Minority)

The church of Jesus Christ is never a majority—in any culture—even if we happen to outnumber everyone else around us.
— p. 29
It would be a tragedy to get the right president, the right congress, and the wrong Christ. That’s a very bad trade-off. The gospel makes us strange, but the gospel doesn’t make us actually crazy.
— p. 31
If politics drives the gospel, rather than the other way around, we end up with a public witness in which Mormon talk-show hosts and serially-monogamous casino magnates and prosperity-gospel preachers are welcomed into our ranks, regardless of what violence the do to the gospel.
— p. 32
We must remember our smallness but also our connectedness to a global, and indeed cosmic, reality. The kingdom of God is vast and tiny, universal and exclusive.
— p. 35
How often do I rage rather than lament? . . . Rage is no sign of authority, prophetic or otherwise.
— p. 37
Every time there is a national crisis or natural disaster, there is some preacher, claiming to speak for God, telling us exactly what sin God was punishing by sending that hurricane or allowing that terrorist attack. The problem with this is not that such actions gives the church a bad reputation with outsiders; the primary problem is that it is idolatry.
— p. 41
We must learn to be strange enough to have a prophetic voice, but connected enough to prophesy to those who need to hear.
— p. 45
The priority of the gospel doesn’t mean that we shrug off injustice or unrighteousness, but it means we fight a different way.
— p. 46