Archive for December, 2005

Halting somewhere

“The Church has halted somewhere between Calvary and Pentecost.”

Joe Brice

The flesh shrinks back

Somewhere in Martyrs Mirror, an Anabaptist prisoner anticipating his execution (probably by fire) writes that, while his spirit yearns for the day when he will receive his new body, his current body is naturally attached to itself and prejudiced against being burned to ashes. (more…)

Little and unknown

“Keep us little and unknown, prized and loved by God alone.”

Charles Wesley

Don’t buck the religious system

“It is a costly and a suffering thing to come up against the religious system that has ‘ settled down’ here. It is far more costly than coming up against the naked world itself. The religious system can be more ruthless and cruel and bitter; it can be actuated by all those mean things, contemptible things, prejudices and suspicions things that you will not even find in decent people in the world. It is costly to go on to the heavenlies, it is painful; but it is the way of the pioneer, and it has to be settled that that is how it is.”

T. Austin Sparks