“God’s Own Fool,” by Michael Card
Russell Moore is President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. He formerly served as Dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and executive director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement. Dr. Moore is the author of The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective (Crossway, 2004) and Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches (Crossway, May 2009).
- 2011 Oct 11
A few years ago I taught a series from the Book of Proverbs. Proverbs, of course, focuses in on the issue of wisdom—but the New Testament reveals that walking in wisdom is more than simply making good decisions; instead, walking in wisdom means walking according to the One who is “the power of God and the wisdom of God,” Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 1:24b).
But the way of Jesus doesn’t look wise to the world. That’s paradox, and that’s mystery. And it’s the gospel.
In today’s episode of “The Cross and the Jukebox” I talk with my favorite singer-songwriter, Michael Card, about his song, “God’s Own Fool.” It’s a song that stays with me all the time, because it’s a song that indicts me in a lot of ways. It’s a song that’s changed me, and is constantly changing me; it’s a song that helped crucify my rationalism.
It’s true, as Mike sings: “The power of paradox opens your eyes, and blinds those who say they can see.”
Listen to this edition of “The Cross and the Jukebox” here.