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Tim Keller on the Resurrection

“If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.” Tim Keller The Reason for God

Os Guinness – Civilisation Too Fragile

“Is our age passing from civilization to barbarism? Civilization is too fragile. Always the result of human consciousness and its confidence, it is never the product of its achievements, however glorious, or its institutions, however solid. The West today, with its self-confidence sagging, vitality ebbing, and order eroded, knows only introspection, lethargy, traditions. Prone from exhaustion, a prey to its …

The Christian Ideal – G.K. Chesterton

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.” G.K. Chesterton, What’s Wrong With The World (Buy on Amazon – US|UK)

Os Guinness on Francis Schaeffer

“Schaeffer was the first Christian I met who was concerned to, and capable of connecting the dots and making sense of the extraordinary times that puzzled and dismayed most people.” From An Interview with Os Guinness on the 25th Anniversary of Francis Schaeffer’s Death. Some great thoughts and reflections from Dr. Os Guinness. We’ve just been looking at Apologetics and …

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A Christian Commentary on Communism – Quote of the Day

“It may be, that if the Christian takes his gospel sufficiently seriously to bring it with informed conviction to the realms too long abandoned as ‘secular’, the politician, the scientist, and the philosopher will take it seriously, too, and the end of the wilderness journey be in sight.” Edward Rogers, ‘A Christian Commentary on Communism‘

‘Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy’ – Quote of the Day

“The proclamation of grace has its limits. Grace may not be proclaimed to anyone who does not recognize or distinguish it … The world upon whom grace is thrust as a bargain will grow tired of it, and it will not only trample upon the Holy, but also will tear apart those who force it on them.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer quoted by Eric Metaxas, ‘Bonhoeffer: Pastor, …

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‘The Divine Conspiracy’ – Quote of the Day

“More than any other single thing, in any case, the practical irrelevance of actual obedience to Christ accounts for the weakened effect of Christianity in the world today, with its increasing tendency to emphasize political and social action as the primary way to serve God. It also accounts for the practical irrelevance of Christian faith to individual character development and overall personal sanity and wellbeing.” [Italics his] …