August 27th, 2014
It was a blow, I confess, and I swayed beneath it like an aspen, if aspens are those things that sway.
P.G. Wodehouse in Much Obliged, Jeeves
August 23rd, 2014
We can actually hate blacks if we want to so long as they have a fair shot at the American dream. To hell with love and everything else.
Kurt Vonnegut, qtd. with disapproval by John Piper in Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian
August 22nd, 2014
Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable. Never drink when you are wretched without it, or you will be like the grey-faced gin-drinker in the slum; but drink when you would be happy without it, and you will be like the laughing peasant of Italy. Never drink because you need it, for this is rational drinking, and the way to death and hell. But drink because you do not need it, for this is irrational drinking, and the ancient health of the world.
G.K. Chesterton
August 5th, 2014
The crying need of the hour is for millions of Christians to realize that their primary contribution in the culture war may be reading bedtime stories to their children, dating their spouse, and looking for opportunities to cheerfully, sacrificially, and practically love their neighbors.
August 4th, 2014
The short-term prospects for our culture may be bleak, but we’re reminded daily that light follows darkness like that’s its job, as if Someone was preaching a resurrection sermon with every sunrise.
August 2nd, 2014
The members of the board of the New York Abortion Access Fund, an all-volunteer group that helps to pay for abortions for those who can’t afford them… voted unanimously to stop using the word ‘women’ when talking about people who get pregnant, so as not to exclude trans men. ‘We recognize that people who identify as men can become pregnant and seek abortions,’ the group’s new Statement of Values says.
August 1st, 2014
Barna research found no statistical difference in the percentage of Christian women versus non-Christian women who read [Fifty Shades of Grey]. A major Christian publisher discovered that it was the top read among its buyers in 2012.
July 30th, 2014
Melville and Hawthorne gave me a ballast of an imagination adequate to keep me steady in a culture that is naive regarding sin and evil.
Eugene Peterson, qtd. by Brian Phillips in “Captured by Writers
July 29th, 2014
Were Patrick Henry to return to earth and look around on the vast economic order of the day, he might revise his observation and merely say ‘Give me death’ – the alternative being manifestly impossible under modern conditions.
G.K. Chesterton, qtd. by Len Bareman in Headlights
July 28th, 2014
The government cannot take the place of Christian charity. A loving embrace isn’t given with food stamps. The care of a community isn’t provided with government housing. The face of our Creator can’t be seen on a welfare voucher. What the poor need is not another government program; what they need is for Christians like me to honor our Savior.
Abraham Kuyper, qtd. by Bethany Jenkins in “How Our Hospitality Can Protect Sphere Sovereignty