Spurgeon

Do not be ashamed of being called 'narrow'. Do not be ashamed of being supposed to lead a life of great precision and exactness. There is nothing very grand about breadth, after all. And I have noticed one thing: the broadest men I have ever met with in the best sense have always kept to... Continue Reading →

Augustine

“Late have I loved you, beauty so old and so new: late have I loved you. And see, you were within and I was in the external world and sought you there, and in my unlovely state, I plunged into those lovely created things which you made. You were with me, and I was not... Continue Reading →

Lloyd-Jones

[John Bunyan] began to listen to the conversation of three very poor old women who were talking of the things of God, and the things of Christ and the Christian faith. They hadn't been in classes on evangelism, they had never stood up and preached, they were functioning as stones of the Building...What was it?... Continue Reading →

Kierkegaard

'I have vainly sought an anchor in the boundless sea of pleasure as well as in the depths of knowledge. I have felt the almost irresistible power with which one pleasure reaches a hand to the next; I have felt the counterfeit enthusiasm it is capable of producing. I have tasted the fruits of the... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on moving to Tokyo, 3.

'Back in my room, I thought hard. Although my spine was being eaten away by tuberculosis and I stumbled as I walked, we had been blind to its presence simply because it had not appeared on the X-ray. If this ignorance had continued, might not all my bones have been affected? I certainly would have... Continue Reading →

Denial

'Denial—usually in some form of rationalization—is the primary device that humans use to deal with their own wrongness. It was the first thing out of the mouths of Adam and Eve after they sinned, and it continues up to the latest edition of the newspaper. The prophetic witness from God must throw itself against the... Continue Reading →

Francis A. Schaeffer

'I am not a Bible-believing Christian in the fullest sense simply by believing the right doctrines, but as I live in practice in this supernatural world.' Francis A. Schaeffer, True Spirituality

Life unfolding…

I'm always thinking about the future. And then, a trigger brings yesteryear to mind. I think we find comfort and solace in thinking about the past, but it's gone. I'm forever doing as Pascal observed: always looking forward or backward and never resting in the present. Why? Since moving to Japan, I have been thrown... Continue Reading →

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