Category = ‘quotations’
It is not the right human thoughts about God which form the content of the Bible, but the right divine thoughts about men. Karl Barth, The Strange New World within the Bible (1917)
Morality is essential to freedom. That is what John Locke meant when he contrasted liberty, the freedom to do what we ought, with licence, the freedom to do what we want. ... It is not that peop..
The most important thing about you: your mind. Not your brain, but your mind. You are, more than anything else, a mind. That is what makes you precious in a special way. Categorizing people and tr..
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 tho..
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,..
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..