Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"What, after all, are the world's deepest problems? They are what they always have been, the individual's problems--the meaning of life and death, the mastery of self, the quest for value and worth-whileness and freedom within, the transcending of loneliness, the longing for love and a sense of significance, and for peace. Society's problems are deep, but the individual's problems go deeper; Solzhenitsyn, Dostoyevsky, or Shakespeare will show us that, if we hesitate to take it from the Bible."

-- James I. Packer (b.1926), "Jesus Christ the Lord: The
New Testament Doctrine of the Incarnation"

Monday, February 04, 2008

"Shallow are the souls that have forgotten how to shudder."

-- Leon Kass, medical ethicist, arguing against human cloning

Friday, February 01, 2008


'Sorry! 'monmywaytochurch.'

The deepest sins are camouflaged as holiness."

-- Kenneth L. Pike (1912-2001)