QUOTABLES: Ben Franklin’s Epitaph

“The body of Benjamin Franklin, printer, like the cover an old book, its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and gilding, lies here, food for the worms. But the work shall not be lost; for it will, as he believed, appear once more in a new and more elegant edition, revised and corrected by…

QUOTABLES: Martin Luther

“The Bible is alive. It speaks to me. It has feet, it runs after me. It has hands, it lays hold of me.” Martin Luther

A Prayer of St. Ignatius

Soul of Christ, Sanctify me Body of Christ, Save me Blood of Christ, Inebriate me Water from the side of Christ, Wash me Passion of Christ, Strengthen me O Good Jesus, Hear me Within thy Wounds Hide me Permit me not to be separated from Thee From the wicked foe defend me At the hour…

Quotables: St. Thomas Aquinas

Light of lights! All gloom dispelling, Thou didst come to make thy dwelling Here within our world of sight. Lord, in pity and in power, Thou didst in our darkest hour Rend the clouds and how thy light. Praise to thee in earth and heaven Now and evermore be given, Christ, who art our sun…

QUOTABLES: Francis Chan

“I think a lot of us need to forget about God’s will for my life. God cares more about our response to His Spirit’s leading today, in this moment, than about what we intend to do next year. In fact, the decisions we make next year will be profoundly affected by the degree to which…

QUOTABLES: Dietrich Bonhoeffer – 12 Essential Quotes

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s courage and determination and rootedness in Scripture is one of the reasons I didn’t give up during the difficult times in starting a new church. I was depleted and discouraged and lonely above all. I found a true friend and hero in Bonhoeffer. I read Eric Metaxis’ biography at the time and was…

QUOTABLES: Abraham Lincoln

“If I had 6 hours to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 4 hours sharpening the axe.” -ABRAHAM LINCOLN

QUOTABLES: Adventurous Colony in a Society of Unbelief

“The church exists today as resident aliens, an adventurous colony in a society of unbelief. As a society of unbelief, Western culture is devoid of a sense of journey, of adventure, because it lacks belief in much more than the cultivation of an ever-shrinking horizon of self-preservation and self-expression . . . . When we…