Category Archives: Quotes of the Week
Apologetics and new ways of doing church don’t cut it in Babylon. Only courage under fire will.
Do you think there is no need to pray for the kingdom of God to come?
We are foreigners in a strange land, longing to be taken home — yes. But also strangers encountering our own home, praying for renewal.
“Dying is nothing; what’s terrible is not to live.”
Our highest aspiration is the sweetest enjoyment of having our hearts deluged with love from God.
The Lord’s Prayer is our teacher; and the Lord’s Prayer teaches us what we are to yearn for…
A poem about death, by Calvin Miller
The best questions to ask first are always, “Where is the glory? What does this passage teach me about God?”
We are always in His hands, but we often feel like we are in our own. We can’t thank Him for every breath and every heartbeat, but we can thank Him every day for not splatting us with the moon or letting us drop into the sun.
I will not point out the presuppositions of another’s position without acknowledging that I have presuppositions myself.
I will not contend that another’s view is historically conditioned without conceding that mine is also.
I will be more concerned not to misunderstand or misrepresent others’ views than to claim that mine has been misunderstood or misrepresented.
I will be more concerned that my language by fair and objective than I am that others’ language about me may not be.
I will not caricature my opponent’s view to make my own appear more moderate.
I will not employ ad hominem arguments.
I will abstain from the use of pejorative language.
I will not impute motives or emotions to others.
I will think of intellectual arguments in terms of differences over ideas, not as personal disputes.