I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.
– C. S. Lewis
John Piper posted 5 Tips from C.S. Lewis about speaking and writing clearly. Excellent rules for any communicator..
Let us remember, then, that every time we abuse these terms [love and beauty], or use them too lightly , we are draining them of their power; every time a society journalist or a film producer exploits this vast suggestiveness to tickle a vanity or dignify a lust, he is squandering a great pile of spiritual capital which has been laid up by centuries of weary effort.
-Owen Barfield, History in English Words
Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.
In the ministry of the gospel, prayer is no less powerful than preaching. He, therefore, who cannot pray, cannot be a perfect minister. For the things of God should be laid before men, but men’s affairs before God.
-Johann Albrecht Bengel
If obedience is not rendered in the homes, we shall never have a whole city, country, principality, or kingdom well governed. For this order in the homes is the first rule; it is the source of all other rule and government.
The ambitious preacher is a pestilence to the church.
I’m sharing today’s quote, not so much for its wisdom or insight as the date and proof that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
“The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have not reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they know everything, and what passes for wisdom with us if foolishness to them”.
–Peter the monk, 1274