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Quote of the day: David Wenham on the Apostle Paul, Adam and creation

‘What was Paul’s view exactly about how the world was created?  What was his scientific point of view?  Now, Paul was somebody who lived in the first century, and Paul did not understand modern science.  When he thought about creation, … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: W. H. Auden on the addictiveness of sins

‘All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.’ ~ W. H. Auden

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Quote of the day: Dr. John Polkinghorne on the first chapters of Genesis

‘The Bible is very important to me, but it is very important to recognize that the Bible is not a book.  The Bible is a library.  It has all sorts of different kinds of writing in it — it has … Continue reading

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Writers’ quote of the day: David Adams Richards on making a living as a literary writer

Despite much critical success, it was years before Canadian literary novelist David Adams Richards made money at writing.  He says about sales of his early work: ‘For a long while if I sold 200 books, I’d be saying: Oh, great!  And, you … Continue reading

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Writers’ quote of the day: Somerset Maugham on the best writing style

‘The best style is the style you don’t notice.’ ~ Somerset Maugham

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Theological quote of the day: Thomas Peters on Church Tradition

‘If you want to discover the really good reason for Church Tradition, look at the insane ways people toss around “biblical” arguments today.’ ~ Thomas Peters

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Quote of the day: G. K. Chesterton on wholesome thoughts

‘A young man may keep himself from vice by continually thinking of disease.  He may keep himself from it also by continually thinking of the Virgin Mary.  There may be a question about which method is the more reasonable, or … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: John Dickson on the ‘Jesus mythicism’ embraced by Richard Dawkins and the New Atheists

‘Michel Onfray, Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins all suggest that the very existence of Jesus is still in doubt among the historians.  Dawkins cites an authority who has made what he describes as a “serious historical case that Jesus never … Continue reading

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Hans Boersma on tradition, sacramental time, and evangelicals

‘While disagreements remain, the overall Catholic approach to tradition is largely evangelical.  On a properly evangelical position, the tradition (the church’s developing interpretation of Scripture) is entitled to an authoritative position because of its sacramental participation in the incarnate Word … Continue reading

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Is there a species called “the Catholic evangelical”? Hans Boersma says “Yes, there is”

‘Can we consider Catholics — at least some Catholics — to be evangelicals?  In other words, is there a species called “the Catholic evangelical”? . . . There are Catholic evangelicals . . . My argument is not that evangelicalism should just … Continue reading

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Damian Thompson on why Harold Camping (and the rest of the Rapturists) are fundamentally boring

‘Just because people say they “believe” that such-and-such a thing will happen in the End Times that doesn’t mean they invest heavily in those colourful beliefs.  It’s a sort of spiritual hobby, even entertainment.  St Augustine told doomsday enthusiasts to … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: N. T. Wright on the Resurrection

‘No wonder the Herods, the Caesars and the Sadducees of this world, ancient and modern, were and are eager to rule out all possibility of actual resurrection.  They are, after all, staking a counter-claim on the real world.  It is … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Joe Zias on David Elkington’s fake metal codices

‘They are of such poor quality I’m surprised that anyone bought the story.  On the other hand it’s always the biblical scholars who fall for this stuff as dirt archaeologists, museum curators, and dealers can usually spot these items as … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Rob Bell on hell

‘A staggering number of people have been taught that a few select Christians will spend forever in a peaceful, joyous place called heaven, while the rest of humanity spends forever in torment and punishment in hell with no chance for … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: Clark Pinnock on the doctrine of hell as eternal conscious torment

‘Let me say at the outset that I consider the concept of hell as endless torment in body and mind an outrageous doctrine, a theological and moral enormity, a bad doctrine of the tradition which needs to be changed.  How … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: Kim Fabricius on why some Christians reject universalism

‘There are Christians who reject universalism not because it is unbiblical but because, were it true, it would disappoint them.’ ~ Kim Fabricius

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The Rob Bell debate: New Testament scholar Richard Bauckham on hell and universal salvation

‘Until the nineteenth century almost all Christian theologians taught the reality of eternal torment in hell.  Here and there, outside the theological mainstream, were some who believed that the wicked would be finally annihilated . . . Even fewer were the … Continue reading

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Anthony Browne, atheist, on ‘Christians — the most persecuted people group on earth’

‘There are now more than 300 million Christians who are either threatened with violence or legally discriminated against simply because of their faith – more than any other religion.  Christians are no longer, as far as I am aware, thrown to … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Blaise Pascal on man and the universe

‘Man is only a reed, the most frail of nature, but a reed that thinks.  It is not the case that the whole universe is armed to annihilate him; a vapor, a drop of water is enough to kill him. … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s number one priority: “Leading men and women to God”

“Leading men and women to God, to the God who speaks in the Bible: this is the supreme and fundamental priority of the Church and of the Successor of Peter at the present time.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI More quotes … Continue reading

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Theodore Dalrymple on celebrity atheist Christopher Hitchens

‘Not permanent revolution but permanent adolescence has been [Christopher Hitchens'] goal, and I think he has achieved it. For me, indeed, there hangs over his writing the air of a clever adolescent alarming the less clever grown-ups with pronouncements he knows they … Continue reading

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