Thoughts on Scripture, interpretation, and what Scripture might have to say about contemporary issues.
The vileness of the means begets the vileness of the result.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008). “Live Not by Lies.” 1974.
The question you are being asked is not always the question that needs to be answered.
Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.
Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Sin will take you further than you intended to go. It will keep you longer than you intended to stay. And it will cost you more than you intended to pay.
The heresies that men do leave/
Are hated most of those they did deceive.
William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Remember when we were kids and we'd say, "I can't wait until I get older and can do whatever I want!" So, how's that working for you?
Righteousness that can be sold at a profit is always so much more attractive than righteousness that must be purchased by self-sacrifice.
When we're talking about GDP per capita we're not talking about bigger houses, we're talking about fewer dead children.
What is it that people miss so much that they devote a large proportion of our culture's artistic output to mourning its loss? God.
Peter S Williams. A Faithful Guide to Philosophy.
God does not reckon failures and victories the same way we do. Men often lose their souls while gaining the world, and they often gain their souls while apparently losing everything.
When goodness, truth, and beauty are combined we have glory. When boundless goodness, total truth, and sublime beauty are combined in supreme degree, we have divine glory.
Richard Harries. Art and the Beauty of God: A Christian Understanding.
One views liberty as the freedom to do what we ought, while the other views liberty as the freedom to do what we want.
I am far less afraid of forms of power than I am of concentration of power. Kings whose scope of power is limited are less frightening than elected legislatures with no limits on what they can do.
If I die without food or without eternal salvation, I want to die without food.