“The real duty of worship is not the outward duty to say or do the liturgy. It is the inward duty, the command—‘Delight yourself in the Lord!’ (Psalm 37:4). The reason this is the real […]
“It’s crucial—crucial—to understand that it’s not our pursuit of holiness that qualifies us to see the Lord. Rather, we are qualified to see the Lord by the Lord, not by good things we do. We […]
“We must never preach violence, except the violence of love, which left Christ nailed to a cross…the violence that we must each do to ourselves to overcome our selfishness and such cruel inequalities among us. […]
Love was compressed for all history in that lonely figure on the cross, who said that he could call down angels at any moment on a rescue mission...but chose not to – because of us. At Calvary, God accepted his own unbreakable terms of justice.~ Philip Yancey
"In the beginning (New Testament times), the church was a gathering of men and women around the person and mission of Jesus. Then it moved to Greece, where the church became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome, where the church became an institution. Then it moved to Europe, where the church became a culture. And it's finally come to America, where the church has become an enterprise. The reason for this is that as the church has moved throughout the world, it has taken on the forms/structures that were dominant in whatever culture it went. In the early church, the dominant organizing principle of the culture was the household...the family."~ Richard Halverson
Is the Bible from the land of “make-believe”?
"My advice to the American church would be simply this: you don't have to be so scared. Sometimes you can lose legislative force and political force, and yet not lose the force of the gospel. Classical historians are still baffled at how the early church completely transformed the Roman Empire with no political or legislative power. Some would venture to say that it was miraculous."~ John Dickson (an Australian Christian apologist)