Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
"I was more convinced than ever that the preaching like an Apostle, without joining together those that are awakened and training them up in the ways of God, is only begetting children for the murderer. How much preaching has there been for these twenty years all over Pembrokeshire! But no regular societies, no discipline, no order or connection; and the consequence is, that nine in ten of the once-awakened are now faster asleep than ever."
-- John Wesley's (1703-1791) Journal
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
"Institutions can never conserve without betraying the movements from which they proceed. The institution is static, whereas its parent movement has been dynamic; it confines men within its limits, while the movement had liberated them from the bondage of institutions; it looks to the past, [although] the movement had pointed forward. Though in content the institution resembles the dynamic epoch whence it proceeded, in spirit it is like the [state] before the revolution. So the Christian church, after the early period, often seemed more closely related in attitude to the Jewish synagogue and the Roman state than to the age of Christ and his apostles; its creed was often more like a system of philosophy than like the living gospel."
-- H. Richard Niebuhr (1894-1962), The Kingdom of God in America 
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
-- John Wesley
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
-- John Wesley, from his instructions to American Methodist churches.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
-- Louis Menard
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Monday, July 02, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
-- Cindy Sheehan
Saturday, May 26, 2007
"Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,
Therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone.
Therefore, we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness."
-- Reinhold Niebuhr
Friday, May 25, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
-- The Most Revd. Peter J Akinola, CON, DD
Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of all Nigeria.
Monday, May 14, 2007
-- Col. Andrew J. Bacevich, U.S. Army, Retired, professor of International Relations at Boston University, from an article in The American Conservative magazine, September 2006.
Professor Bacevich's son, First Lt. Andrew J. Bacevich, Jr., U.S. Army, died in Iraq today from combat injuries.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
"The Christian faith is good for the world because it provides the fixed standard which atheism cannot provide and because it provides forgiveness for sins, which atheism cannot provide either. We need the direction of the standard because we are confused sinners. We need the forgiveness because we are guilty sinners. Atheism not only keeps the guilt, but it also keeps the confusion."
-- Douglas Wilson
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
"I love my church, and I'm a Catholic who was raised by intellectuals who were very devout. I was raised to believe that you could question the church and still be a Catholic. What is worthy of satire is the misuse of religion for destructive or political gains. That's totally different from the Word, the blood, the body, and the Christ. His kingdom is not of this earth."
-- Stephen Colbert of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
it's almost like having you here."
-- Stephen Bishop
"He is a self-made man and worships his creator."
-- John Bright
"I've just learned about his illness.
Let's hope it's nothing trivial."
-- Irvin S. Cobb
"He is not only dull himself;
he is the cause of dullness in others."
-- Samuel Johnson
"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up."
-- Paul Keating
"He had delusions of adequacy."
-- Walter Kerr
"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?"
-- Mark Twain
"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."
-- Mae West
"Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others, whenever they go."
-- Oscar Wilde
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
“Predation, is a biological interaction between species where a predator kills and eats its prey. Predators are either carnivores or omnivores. Herbivores are usually treated separately, but from an ecological perspective, the activities of the herbivorous species that kill the organism they feed on is functionally the same as predation.”
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
"Now did the Lord say, 'First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.' "
--Monty Python and the Holy Grail