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
July 24th, 2014
When we say that we are living through the transformation of traditional Christianity from majority to minority status, what we’re really saying is that the Sexual Revolution has conquered Christianity in America, and that Christians who still believe about sex more or less what nearly all Christians for over 19 centuries believed are becoming a declining population that will be seen as as reactionary weirdos.
July 18th, 2014
To be a faithful Christian in the near future and beyond will mean being an outcast from respectable society, and maybe even an enemy of the state.
July 7th, 2014
An establishment-controlled two-party political system has transformed American electoral politics into an endless Harlem Globetrotters season, in which Republican Party operatives collect a steady paycheck for playing the part of the Washington Generals.
David Corbin and Matt Parks in “Is There Enough Courageous Conservatism?
July 6th, 2014
The goals of postsexual revolution liberalism are at odds with the official beliefs of almost every traditional religious body, be it Mormon or Muslim, Eastern Orthodox or Orthodox Jewish, Calvinist or Catholic.
Ross Douthat in “A Company Liberals Could Love”

(Source: The New York Times)

June 20th, 2014
I believe with all my heart that what the world needs is radically bold, sacrificially loving, God-besotted, freaks and aliens… The world does not need more cool, hip, culturally savvy, irrelevant copies of itself.
June 19th, 2014
This is not a discussion about sex or marriage, it is a discussion about the elimination of all gender boundaries and assumptions about gender identity, even those markers physiologically given to us through creation. This is, therefore, fundamentally about the Christian view of the body. This debate has enormous implications for historic Christian teaching concerning the body. This, in turn, has even deeper implications for the Christian doctrine of the incarnation, the bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ and our own bodily resurrection at the end of time.
Timothy Tennent, qtd. by Trevin Wax in “Is There ‘A Way Forward’ for the United Methodist Church?
June 17th, 2014
A century ago, there would have been one clothes shop for every hundred well-dressed people. Nowadays there is one well-dressed person (if that) for every hundred clothes shops.
Theodore Dalrymple in “Slobbery as Snobbery