Sayings of the wise“It is not simply to be taken for granted that the Christian has the privilege of living among other Christians. Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies.
So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work.”
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Life Together, Chapter 1, p17
‘Oh, if only we knew!’, said Jill.— C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair, Chap. 11 “In the Dark Castle”
‘I think we do know,’ said Puddleglum.
‘Do you mean you think everthing will come right if we do untie him?’ said Scrubb.
‘I don’t know about that,’ said Puddleglum, ‘You see, Aslan didn’t tell Pole what would happen. He only told her what to do’
Category Archives: Fight the Good Fight
Great (offensively) prophetic rock song by the then version of the Newsboys about sleepy, comfortable, Christian unfaithfulness. Its old, but still carries the message well. I listened to it several times while driving through the night recently, great fire starter … Continue reading
What exactly am I teaching if I let my tiredness, or my busyness, or my stress levels, or whatever, excuse a grumpy attitude at home? Hmm, basically I am broadcasting that I don’t need to obey God when I am … Continue reading
This paper Hearts And Minds Aflame For Christ: Irish Monks—A Model For Making All Things New in the 21st Century by Daryl McCarthy at the C.S. Lewis Foundation’s site is magnificent. A wonderfully strong and encouraging vision — long term, … Continue reading
One of the perennial problems with saving up money (assuming one is in the blessed position to do so), is where to keep it so that its both “safe” and generates a good return. This is good stewardship, and not … Continue reading
To follow the DVD on Jan Hus I had bought a documentary on one of his followers: Jan Zizka. This was absolutely amazing — a fantastic story and history that I would highly recommend. The general who never lost a … Continue reading
Continuing our “honouring the fathers” we watched the Jan Hus: Truth Prevails documentary. While informative this was not great, somehow it wasn’t encouraging in the manner of the Wycliffe story. It was bracketed by the Roman Catholic Church launching of … Continue reading
Yesterday, a governor in Pakistan was murdered (or BBC) by his own security guard, angered by the governor’s support of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, as report in the BBC last month.
This article The Professor: Why Are You a Christian? by Ray Bohlin is excellent. He details a session of hard-core apologetics training where he will “impersonate an atheistic college professor doing research on the religious beliefs of young people. Sometimes … Continue reading
In our desire to “honour the fathers” and flowing out of a desire to understand some of the reformation better I had ordered some DVDs. The first was John Wycliffe who is known as the Morning Star of the Reformation. … Continue reading