The World's Most Important Thinkers

The "intellectual" magazine Prospect has put forward its list of the world's most important thinkers.

Comedian Russell Brand was voted fourth.

No, that was not a misprint.

Russell Brand.

Fourth most important thinker in.the.world.

Above Indian writer Arundhati Roy, German philosopher Jurgen Habermas and U.S. economist Paul Krugman.

The magazine described Brand as "the spiritual leader of Britain's disaffected anti-capitalist youth," adding, "Dismissed by his opponents as a clownish opportunist, he is nevertheless the most charismatic figure on Britain's populist left."

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Cheapening Grace

It is the one idea among the Christian faith that is most unique among all religions. It's also the most scandalous. It is what attracts people the most, and is often the stumbling block over which they fall. It drew thousands to Jesus, and also nailed him to the cross.

Without a doubt, it is the most significant dynamic, power and gift of the Christian faith. So if there is one thing that we need to "get right," it's this.

And many don't get it right.

Some reject it; some cheapen it; some make it a commodity to be earned; some say it only flows to a few; some refuse it to others; some apply it where it doesn't belong; some...

Well, you get the point.

Welcome to Meck's March series, "Getting Grace Right."

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