October 21st, 2014
I have finesse. It is just a different kind of finesse, the kind you wield with a cricket bat.
Douglas Wilson in “Some Disclaimers
October 20th, 2014
I’m afraid we’re not rid of God, because we still believe in grammar.
Friedrich Nietzsche, qtd. by Bradley G. Green in The Gospel and the Mind
October 19th, 2014
[E]ven grammar is never ideologically or theologically neutral. Grammar both reflects an underlying vision and understanding of reality, and can shape one’s vision and understanding.
Bradley G. Green in The Gospel and the Mind
October 18th, 2014
A man and a man, or a woman and a woman, cannot reflect the union of Christ and the church, instead only reflecting Christ and Christ or church and church.
Sam Allberry, qtd. by Mike Leake in “Why Opposing Same-Sex Marriage Seems Anti-Gospel
October 17th, 2014
… a word-drunk but uneducated man…
Richard Pevear, of Dimitri Karamazov, in the prologue to Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Kramazov
October 16th, 2014
The Christian tradition (especially in the Gospel of John and the writings of Augustine) affirms a rich theology of language and communication, where words and signs are meaningful because they exist against the backdrop of a created order, because man as image bearer is a communicating and relational being, and because words and signs function in relation to the Word (Christ), who serves as the ground and goal of all language.
Bradley G. Green in The Gospel and the Mind
October 15th, 2014
By teaching children what ought to be, instead of what can be, classical educators ensured that not only were they creating students equipped to face the future’s problems; they were primarily teaching children how to be more human.
October 14th, 2014
Modern education resembles an enema… an attempt to pump decontextualized, uninvited streams of information into an uncaring classroom of students. When the teacher senses the collective lower intestine to be near bursting, he ceases information transfer, and schedules a test or quiz. Students are tasked with squeezing tightly until the test arrives, at which point they void their bowels and prepare for another influx of data.
October 13th, 2014
Cultures wish to avoid ultimate reality by taking refuge in linguistic games and theological systems, rather than facing external reality, which might just cause them to have to face the living God.
Douglas F. Kelly, qtd. by Bradley G. Green in The Gospel and the Mind
October 12th, 2014
Liberals are coercion monkeys. But we have this trope that says they believe in personal freedom. Yeah, well. Anybody who believes that they actually do care about liberty has been a victim of the old trope-a-dope ploy.
Douglas Wilson in “To Join the Orgy Porgy