Category Archives: Quotes of the Week

Toto, I Have a Feeling We’re Not in Athens Anymore

Apologetics and new ways of doing church don’t cut it in Babylon. Only courage under fire will.

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The Kingdom Has But Begun

Do you think there is no need to pray for the kingdom of God to come?

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Certainty is a Charlatan; Doubt a Deceiver

We are foreigners in a strange land, longing to be taken home — yes. But also strangers encountering our own home, praying for renewal.

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17 Words of Wisdom from LES MISÉRABLES

“Dying is nothing; what’s terrible is not to live.”

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God is an Inexhaustible Fountain of Love

Our highest aspiration is the sweetest enjoyment of having our hearts deluged with love from God.

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The Prayer That Helps Us Ache

The Lord’s Prayer is our teacher; and the Lord’s Prayer teaches us what we are to yearn for…

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A World Waiting To Be Claimed

A poem about death, by Calvin Miller

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The Bible is Not a Portrait; It’s a Window

The best questions to ask first are always, “Where is the glory? What does this passage teach me about God?”

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Thank God for Life, and Ask for More

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.

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A Pledge of Convictional Civility

Millard Erickson:

    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.

– from Convictional Civility: Engaging the Culture in the 21st Century

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