Thursday, December 28, 2006

"Don't criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes; that way when you criticize him you're a mile away and have his shoes."

-- Unknown

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

"I was raised in the Hebrew persuasion, but I converted to Narcissism."

-- Woody Allen, Scoop

Saturday, December 16, 2006

"It is wrong to suppose that for Paul faith is a meritorious act on man's part, which wins salvation, or even, in a more modern way of speech, a creative moral principle in itself. 

Paul does not, in fact, speak (when he is using the language strictly) of "justification by faith," but of "justification by grace through faith," or "on the grounds of faith." This is not mere verbal subtlety. It means that the "righteousness of God" becomes ours, not by the assertion of the individual will as such, but by the willingness to let God work."

-- C. Harold Dodd

Friday, December 01, 2006

"If only we could agree that Scripture is 'God's Word written', that it is supreme in its authority over all human traditions however venerable, and that it must be allowed to reform and renew the church, we would take an immediate leap forward in ecumenical relationships. Reformation according to the Word of God is indispensable to reunion."

-- John R.W. Stott, "The Contemporary Christian"