Monday, October 26, 2009

A sinner

Every minister is a sinner also, and every minister needs to know what it is like to preach to himself as well as to others. But regardless of whether the minister is also in the congregation, the message he preaches is to be found in the text, and not in his own panicked fear or sense of envy.

— Doug Wilson

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Reviewing The Greatest Show On Earth by Richard Dawkins, Tim Challies wrote this:

A scientist can conjure up in his mind ways of describing the world without God, but he has a lot more trouble explaining it. Design seems to scream for a designer, elegance for agency.

— Tim Challies

Monday, October 12, 2009


If we're Baptists, why do we treat the invitation (which isn't even found in the Bible anything like the way we practice it) as more of a sacrament than the Lord's Supper?

If we don't have a liturgical year, why do we sing Christmas songs every December?

Why do we talk about “listening to God” when we aren't writing a new book of the Bible?

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Our effort to create our own happiness is just about as successful as our effort to create our own righteousness: It's pretty much a “crash and burn.”

— R. Albert Mohler