Friday, December 12, 2014

Pulpit silence, and other quotes

"This silence from the pulpit has surely contributed to the sexual chaos we are in (as well as our capitulation to pervasive behaviors). The Church’s influence over sexual norms has waned greatly in the past thirty years. Our views on everything from masturbation to premarital sex to homosexuality have radically changed. Exhorting people to experience and enjoy a sexual union only in the confines of a permanent union between a man and a woman is viewed as archaic; it is generally maligned today." -- John Johnson in The Golden Rule and Hookup Culture

"The reason we [Christians] have lost the culture war is that we set out to win it." -- Bob Browning

"A desperate man is that one who has been stripped of all optimism and has one last hope. Those who are brought to such a place seek help in none other and shall surely find that for which they seek." -- Mike McInnis

“I got my heart's desire, and there my troubles began.” -- Lev Grossman

"Jesus did not become God. God became Jesus." -- copied

"There are just some ways of doing things that are not suitable for godly worship." -- Wayne Walker

"The only thing I can't resist is temptation." -- Oscar Wilde

"Forgiveness is never free." -- copied

"Why buy the cow if you get the milk for free?" -- copied

"In biblical studies you have to recognize that the Holy Spirit just might have led other believers to see a few things too." -- David Lutzweiler

"Enough water eventually wears down the rock." -- copied

"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." -- John Cotton Dana

"Rare indeed are men whose mirrors reflect no flaws." -- copied

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed.” -- Francis Bacon

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