Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling
“When Marco Polo came at last to Cathay, seven hundred years ago, did he not feel — and did his heart not falter as he realized — that this great and splendid capital of an empire had had its being all the
Source » –Martin Luther Watching current events unfold, hardly a week goes by when I’m not reminded of this 500 year-old observation from Luther.
“We must not be snobs or snobs about snobs.” Wisdom from Hidden Christmas by Tim Keller: Here’s the challenge, though: We need Christians everywhere. That includes centers of power, where people of influence, talent, wealth, and beauty reside. But
Pray for “for all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, Godly and dignified in every way.” –1 Timothy 2:2
“The war creates no absolutely new situation: it simply aggravates the permanent human situation so that we can no longer ignore it” C.S. Lewis on the pursuit of culture and learning under all circumstances: I think it important to
Source » Martin Luther King, Jr.: You see, the founding fathers were really influenced by the Bible. The whole concept of the imago dei, as it is expressed in Latin, the “image of God,” is the idea that all men have
The goal of the sermon should be to “storm the citadel of the will and capture it for Jesus Christ” –John Stott, Between Two Worlds
Source » Jared Wilson in “The Story of Everything”: The importance of the church – and the fundamental purpose of the church – is to keep pointing away from the world for the hope of the world. While everyone else points to government,
Source » —Tim and Kathy Keller
Best quote from papers I’m grading Grading papers on urban church. Best quote so far: I do not understand the city. Ironically demonstrates better understanding than many.
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