Archive for September, 2007

Preparing to relocate?

“If you are a Christian, no earthly city is yours.”

John Chrysostom

Run to the light.

“God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light.”

Abraham Joseph Heschel

In the hard times, God gives oatmeal

A missionary became seriously ill one month before she was to return home for her furlough. On top of it all, the monthly check from her home church didn’t arrive, so she had no money for food or medicine. All she had in her apartment was a 50-pound sack of oatmeal. So for thirty days, that was all she ate.

And as she ate her oatmeal every day for a month, she cried out to God. “Lord, here I’ve been serving you faithfully on the mission field for years, and you said you would supply all my needs. Why have you allowed this to happen to me? Why didn’t you send me any money? Why didn’t you give me real food? Even the poorest people in this city eat meat and vegetables. Is this how you treat your servants?”

Don’t win friends and influence people

“Is it not excessively ridiculous to seek the good opinion of those whom you would never wish to be like?”

John Chrysostom

The Greeting Card Theory of Biblical Authorship

To understand a passage in the Bible, you need to understand who it was written to and what it’s used for. So of course, many verses in the Bible should be understand as greeting card messages.

That means the Bible is: (more…)