September 16th, 2014
The fundamental fault of the modern Church is that she is busily engaged in the absolutely impossible task—she is busily engaged in calling the righteous to repentance.
September 15th, 2014
The Spirit, when He moves, will not be like a little zephyr, stirring the gauzy curtains of our theological library. His moving will be more like a massive thunderhead, silver on the top and utterly black on the bottom, coming in from the west, and looking to soak absolutely everybody.
Douglas Wilson in Against the Church
September 14th, 2014
I don’t know what cats bring into houses, but one assumes that it is something not very jaunty, and apparently, when in the grip of any strong emotion, I resemble their treasure trove.
P.G. Wodehouse in Much Obliged, Jeeves
September 13th, 2014
While not all persons may confess Christ as Lord, they certainly live their lives in a world created, sustained, and governed by the triune God of Holy Scripture. Thus when non-Christians think, theorize, and deliberate as if they live in a world not governed and guided, it follows that there will be some type of ‘cognitive dissonance’ between their intellectual life and the world as it really is.
Bradley G. Green in The Gospel and the Mind
September 12th, 2014
What matters at this stage is the construction of local forms of community within which civility and the intellectual and moral life can be sustained through the new dark ages which are already upon us.
Alasdair MacIntyre, qtd. by Bradley G. Green in The Gospel and the Mind
September 11th, 2014
‘Do you know the Argus-Reminder? Very far to the left. Can’t stand Conservatives. It had a cartoon of me last week showing me with my hands dripping with the blood of the martyred proletariat. I don’t know where they get these ideas. I’ve never spilled a drop of anybody’s blood except when boxing, and then the other chap was spilling mine, – wholesome give and take.’
P.G. Wodehouse in Much Obliged, Jeeves
September 10th, 2014
My suggestion, then, is that the Christian faith provides a powerful impetus for giving attention to the past, and that without sustained attention to the past we become—in a very real, if morbid, sense—less than human. If [Richard] Weaver is right that human identity is wrapped up in the ability to recollect, and if the modern age is driven by impulses to jettison the past, then the modern age works to make us less human.
Bradley G. Green in The Gospel and the Mind
September 9th, 2014
Every educational system has a moral goal that it tries to attain and that informs its curriculum. It wants to produce a certain kind of human being.
Allan Bloom, qtd. by Bradley G. Green in The Gospel and the Mind
September 8th, 2014
[W]hile secular myths cannot justify the reality of knowledge or answer the key questions of human existence (Who are we? What is good? How do we become good?), the Christian narrative can.
Bradley G. Green in The Gospel and the Mind
September 7th, 2014
Reason undoes itself because it undoes God.
Robert W. Jenson, qtd. by Bradley G. Green in The Gospel and the Mind