Hmm... June 2010

The cross is directed not at moral evil but at Sin. Moral evil, we can often do something about — and when we have the power and the opportunity, we should do it with all the energy at our disposal. But Sin, which is the radical inability of human nature to be true to itself — our failure to bring off, individually or socially, a version of the world that actually squares with the Word’s version of it — that hard fact of our existence we cannot undo just by willing to be better in the future. There is simply too much in the past we cannot change.

Robert F. Capon

The only way to permanently defeat your enemy is by making him your friend.

Abraham Lincoln

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

Winston Churchill

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

Helen Keller

Our days are numbered. One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. What preparations should we be making now? The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.

Billy Graham

One of the major discoveries of the post-Newtonian sciences is that objectivity is, in fact, impossible. To look at something is to change it and be changed by it. Nevertheless there is still the common misperception, the illusion, that fact and truth are the same thing. No! We do not need faith for facts; we do need faith for truth. In his letter to Titus Paul speaks of the mystery of faith, and in Hebrews 11:1 he writes, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (KJV).

Madeleine L’Engle
The Rock That Is Higher

For people of the kingdom, participants in the triune fellowship, love and love alone is the bottom line. This is the only thing that gives value to anything we believe, say, or do. This is the reason the world exists, and this is the reason the church exists. Whatever music we play, sermons we preach, churches we build, people we impress, powers we display, stances we take, doctrines we teach, things we achieve — if believers are not growing in their motivation and ability to ascribe unsurpassable worth to people who have no apparent worth, we are just wasting time. We are not making true disciples.

Gregory Boyd
Repenting of Religion:
Turning from Judgment to the Love of God

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