Apr 10 2017

Quotable: Matthew Henry

“The devil’s instruments must share in the devil’s punishments.”

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Feb 5 2016

Quotable: Jonathan Leeman on congregational singing

“Far better than the sweet harmonies of a few trained singers is the rough and hale sound of pardoned criminals, delighting with one voice in their Savior.”

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Feb 2 2016

Carl Trueman & Aimee Byrd on Boredom

CARL: When you say that you’re bored what do you mean by that? Are there are no libraries to go to? Are there no have books to read? Are there no languages to learn? Are there no places to visit?

AIMEE: I know when my kids say, ‘I’m bored,’ that means they don’t have access to entertainment.

CARL: Boredom seems to me to be the luxury suffering of the overstimulated middle class.

More at the Mortification of Spin podcast

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Jan 27 2016

Quotable: Kevin Deyoung

“What we often mean by legalism is someone who is more serious about obedience than I am.”

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Jan 8 2016

Quotable: Keith Getty

“I grew up an Irish Presbyterian, so what that means is when we go to rugby matches and beat England like we did at the weekend, we scream and shout and roar and jump our hands in the air.

Then we going to church on Sundays and talk about being miraculously saved from Hell and we stand there like somebody stole our donuts.”

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Dec 31 2015

Overheard: Ian Hamilton

“I should tell you that it’s a double first for me to be here at this conference. First of all because this is the first time I’ve ever spoken at a conference in California and it’s the first time I’ve ever eaten a burrito.

I hope perhaps to come again to conferences in California, and never again to eat a burrito.”

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Jun 15 2015

Quotable: Charles Spurgeon

“There is dust enough on some of your Bibles to write ‘damnation’ with your fingers.” —Charles Spurgeon

via Tim Challies

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May 12 2015

Fremdschämen

fremdschämen (German). “This is what occurs when you are embarrassed for someone who ought to be embarrassed for himself, but isn’t.”

From Douglas Wilson, Whose Ox Is Being Sued

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Apr 20 2015

Quotable: Alister McGrath

Cultural assimilation is all too often the prelude to ecclesial extinction.” — from Heresy!

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Mar 13 2015

Quotable: C.S. Lewis on the Church of England

“Such are the reactions of one bleating layman to Modern Theology. It is right that you should hear them. You will not perhaps hear them very often again. Your parishioners will not often speak to you quite frankly. Once the layman was anxious to hide the fact that he believed so much less than the vicar; now he tends to hide the fact that he believes so much more. Missionary to the priests of one’s own church is an embarrassing role; though I have a horrid feeling that if such mission work is not soon undertaken the future history of the Church of England is likely to be short.”

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