I assent not to men, even though multitudes concur in their declarations; since...– Justin Martyr
I would not that you should give credence to my simple declarations of these...– Cyril of Jerusalem (AD 313 - 386)
Q. What is your greatest fear? A. That God exists but doesn’t care very much...– Interview with Douglas Coupland
A postmodernist who wants a metanarrative
What is prayer but a wish for the events in your life to string together to form a story - something that makes some sense of events you know have meaning. - Douglas Coupland, ‘Generation A’
“Finish, then, Thy new creation; pure and spotless let us be. Let us see Thy great salvation perfectly restored in Thee; changed from glory into glory, till in heaven we take our place, till we cast our crowns before Thee, lost in wonder, love, and praise.” - Charles Wesley
Now - here is my secret: I tell it to you with an openness of heart that I doubt I shall I ever achieve again so I pray that you are in a quiet room as you hear these words. My secret is that I need God – that I am sick and can no longer make it alone. I need God to help me give, because I no longer seem capable of giving; to help me to be kind, as I no longer seem capable of kindness; to help...
I felt that in preaching the first thing you had to do was to demonstrate to the people that what you were going to do was very relevant and urgently important… I started with the man whom I wanted to listen, the patient. It was a medical approach really - here is a patient, a person in trouble, an ignorant man who has been to the quacks, and so I deal with all that in the...
“Sometimes the clearest evidence that God has not deserted you is not that you are successfully past your trial but that you are still on your feet in the middle of it.” - Dale Ralph Davis
Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth.– Charles Wesley
The Lie: "You will be like God"
Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me...
The achievements of the Saviour, resulting from His becoming man, are of such...– Athanasius
Speak encouraging words
God intends that we be people who use words to encourage one another. A well-timed word has the power to urge a runner to finish the race, to rekindle hope when despair has set in, to spark a bit of warmth in an otherwise cold life, to trigger healthful self-evaluation in someone who doesn’t think much about his shortcomings, to renew confidence when problems have the upper hand. ...