Trusting a Christian is often the critical prelude to coming to trust in God. Os Guinness
It is curious, this contrast between what God lowers to earth and what humanity raises to heaven. Jean Luc Godard
“You may be bored with your life — God is not! He is infinitely excited about what he is doing in you.” John Piper
One word of God can do more than ten thousand words of men to relieve a distressed soul. —John Flavel
For my theologically interested friends. If you think Martin Luther just appeared out of nowhere recovering the Bible, then this teaching by a Gordon-Conwell prof on William of Ockham will help you see Luther as a further development of the biblical/theological ferment already at work in his time. Ockham provided a philosophical critique of Roman Catholic scholasticism that gave, in his view, too large a place for reason and philosophy.
“Ockhamites” grew in number and influence, spawning a back to the bible movement within the RC church. This video explores the philosophical cracks in the RC synthesis between faith and reason in the Middle Ages that eventually made room for the Reformation.
Luther was not just a Bible reader but a student of Ockham Nominalism.
“At 70, I am energized to dream great things, because this year Hillary turns 69, Bernie turns 75, and Donald turns 70. … They only get to be President of a tiny territory called the U.S.A. I get to be an ambassador of the Sovereign of the universe.” John Piper
“When you are down and out, something always turns up–and it is usually the noses of your friends.” George Orson Welles