Thursday, December 29, 2011

The enemies' plan

"And then she understood the devilish cunning of the enemies' plan. By mixing a little truth with it they had made their lie far stronger."

--C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The grace to be a cynic

"If you are a sinner, for heaven's sake have the grace to be a cynic too."

--CS Lewis, The Pilgrim's Regress.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The reality behind the mask

"It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare."

--C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Having the Gospel captivate your soul

"Being able to articulate the gospel with accuracy is one thing; having its truth captivate your soul is quite another. The gospel is not just supposed to be our ticket into heaven; it is to be an entirely new basis for how we relate to God, ourselves, and others. It is to be the source from which everything else flows."

--J. D. Greear, Gospel: Rediscovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Hope has its reasons

"The cross, by revealing the offer of God’s forgiveness through Christ, moves us to a life lived in gratitude. The resurrection, by revealing the rich provision of God's grace through Christ, moves us to respond in faith and joy."

--Rebecca Pippert, Hope Has Its Reasons.