A Little Foolishness

Sep 30

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Sep 29

“It’s okay to have a busy life. It’s crazy to have a busy soul.” — Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World, page 251.

Epistemology and Biblical Theology -

If two and a half years is too long to wait for this book, you could always read professor Johnson’s PhD thesis from St. Andrews: Error and epistemological process in the Pentateuch and Mark’s Gospel : a biblical theology of knowing from foundational texts.

Some Of The Brilliant Art You Could Own From Ray Bradbury's Collection -

Some very cool stuff here.

“The counsel from God doesn’t function like a fortune teller; it is inseparable from a humble heart seeking after God.” — Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World, Page 248.

Sep 27

“Ramsay has a masterful chapter on “The Statesmanship of Paul” (pp. 49–100) in his Pauline and Other Studies in which he concentrates “attention on the work of Paul as a social influence on the Roman world” (p. 50). Paul was a negligible quantity in the imperial policy of the Cæsars and in the social philosophy of Seneca. But influence is not a matter of reputation. Power is gauged by the forces released that energize life and mould destiny whatever the superficial opinion of the moment may be. We are not to think that Paul deliberately planned to cooperate with Cæsar and Seneca in the social rejuvenation of the Empire. But one can get the right perspective at this distance. Ramsay has a pertinent paragraph: “Of all the men of the first century, incomparably the most influential was the apostle Paul. No other man exercised anything like so much power as he did in moulding the future of the Empire. Among the Imperial ministers of the period there appeared none that had any claim to the name of statesman except Seneca; and Seneca fell as far short of Paul in practical influence and intellectual insight as he did in moral character.”” — Archibald Robertson, Paul The Interpreter of Christ, page 92.

Sep 24

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“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” - Arthur O’Shaughnessy
Artwork by Lily & Val

twloha:

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” - Arthur O’Shaughnessy

Artwork by Lily & Val

(Source: tressle.com)

Sep 23

When she was half a dozen years younger, Louisa had been overheard to begin a conversation with her brother one day, by saying ‘Tom, I wonder’—upon which Mr. Gradgrind, who was the person overhearing, stepped forth into the light and said, ‘Louisa, never wonder!’

Herein lay the spring of the mechanical art and mystery of educating the reason without stooping to the cultivation of the sentiments and affections. Never wonder. By means of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, settle everything somehow, and never wonder. Bring to me, says M’Choakumchild, yonder baby just able to walk, and I will engage that it shall never wonder.

” — Charles Dickens, Hard Times.

Sep 22

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Sep 21

“The way Paul demonstrates the universality of human sin and guilt is to divide the human race into several sections and to accuse them one by one. In each case his procedure is identical. He begins by reminding each group of their knowledge of God and of goodness. He then confronts them with the uncomfortable fact that they have not lived up to their knowledge. Instead, they have deliberately suppressed it, even contradicted it, by continuing to live in unrighteousness. And therefore they are guilty, inexcusably guilty, before God. Nobody can plead innocence, because nobody can plead ignorance.” — John R.W. Stott, The Message of Romans, page 68.