Feb 21 2016

Quotable: Benjamin Franklin

“Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.”

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Feb 8 2016

Quotable: Buford Van Stomm

“My mom said if I break one more bone she’s gonna break the rest of ’em.”

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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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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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Jan 29 2015

“Sorry to burst your pig bladder!”

The best possible closer to an already interesting article at NPR on the surprising success of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s autobiography, published last year.

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Dec 19 2014

Quotable: Edward “Mick” Mannock

“Flamerinoes – four! Sizzle sizzle wonk!”

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