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The Divine Life: Knowing and Walking wit...

Richard Baxter (1615-1691) was an English Puritan from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, a leader among the non-conformists. My first reading of Baxter was the well-known, The Saints’ Everlasting Rest, which I thought was the best thing I had read that year. This book is also very good but more difficult to wade through with his old English […]

A.W. Tozer

“Those who try to give warnings to the Christian church are never very popular.  Still, I must voice the caution that our craze for “activity” brings very few enriching benefits into our Christian circles.  Look into the churches, and you will find groups of half-saved, half-sanctified, carnal people who know more about social niceties than […]

C.S. Lewis

“The theory of Behaviorism, [which] insisted that there is no such thing as ‘mind’ at all, only behavior, since behavior, not mind, could be measured and studied.  The concept of ‘mind’ had no proof, but actions did.  Of behaviorism, Lewis said later could no more have accepted it than he could have scratched his ear […]

A.W. Tozer

“Dante, on his imaginary journey through hell, came upon a group of lost souls who sighed and moaned continually as they whirled about aimlessly in the dusky air.  Virgil, his guide, explained that these were the ‘wretched people,’ the ‘nearly soulless,’ who while they lived on earth had not moral energy enough to be either […]

J. Oswald Sanders

“F. W. Robertson was similarly stirred by righteous anger on one occasion.  Describing his reaction he said: ‘My blood was at the moment running fire, and I remembered that once in my life I had felt a terrible might; I knew and rejoiced to know that I was inflicting the sentence of a coward’s and […]

C.S. Lewis

“Thus the absence of anger, especially that sort of anger which we call indignation, can, in my opinion, be a most alarming symptom. . . . If the Jews cursed more bitterly than the Pagans this was, I think, at least in part because they took right and wrong more seriously.” C.S. Lewis, Reflections on […]

Corrupting Good Manners

             Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.                           1 Corinthians 15:33 I have written at least three previous times about manners1 as many have done who grew up in the turbulent ‘60s when the civilities of society were turned on their head.  It was John Silber, past President of Boston University, who […]

The End For Which God Created The World

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is best known for his role in the Great Awakening and his sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” Edwards was one of the greatest theological minds America has ever produced. I read this well-known work on Kindle, and I must say, I had to wade through it more slowly […]