Category = ‘quotations’
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried. GK Chesterton, What’s Wrong with the World
The NT does not proclaim grace where the OT proclaimed law, since God’s calling his people into healthy patterns of living was always his gracious gift. No, rather we see the same problem in the O..
Judgement is no longer on the basis of being part of the ethnic Jewish people of God; nor on the basis of whether we change and begin to obey God’s just commandments; but it is now on the basis of..
Archbishop William Temple put it like this: To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of..
‘Mama, I don’t want to keep people from dying; I want to show them how to live!’ Those words arrived in my ears that day with the power of an Isaianic oracle. In the middle of the sea storm thos..
Maybe prayer is like garbage. I regard taking out the garbage as part of the daily tedium of life, and it is something I leave, wherever possible, for other household members to do. Of course, I..
There’s always more we can do in ministry, but God is not asking, ‘Can you do more?’ He is asking, ‘Do you love me?’ Some of those extras are not always as vital as we think them to be. Christo..
I listened this morning to a podcast interview with Christian Hofreiter on Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide . It is well worth a full listen, it’s a challenging topic and Christian has som..
I was listening to a programme about Debussey called ‘Perfect Husband, Pitiable Artist’ on Radio 4 the other day. It was exploring whether he loved anyone except himself, his genius - eventually com..
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. Dorothy Parker