Thoughts to drive us – We are “but dust”

We are dust – earthy and humble, finite and temporal…We live on borrowed breath. We are alive in the most profound sense of the word – filled with the very breath that spoke creation into being. Within this tension is a status that is regal but lowly, significant but insignificant, unique but ordinary. God looks uponContinue reading “Thoughts to drive us – We are “but dust””

Thoughts to drive us – TBH

 …I was roused to a desire for wisdom. And here I was, still postponing the abandonment of this world’s happiness to devote myself to the search. For not just the finding alone, but also the bare search for it, ought to have been preferred above the treasures and kingdoms of this world; better than allContinue reading “Thoughts to drive us – TBH”

Thoughts to drive us – Better resolutions than yours

Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake. Remember to read over these Resolutions once a week. 1. Resolved, that I will do whatsoeverContinue reading “Thoughts to drive us – Better resolutions than yours”

Thoughts to drive us – Violent Santa for Jesus

The giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic Gods giving, by grace, through faith, and this is not of ourselves. -Nicholas of Myra Nicholas was a church father who, among other things, defended orthodoxy by sitting on the First Council of Nicaea, signing the Nicene Creed, and punching theContinue reading “Thoughts to drive us – Violent Santa for Jesus”

Thoughts to drive us – Worms

Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason – I do not accept the authority of the popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other – my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe.Continue reading “Thoughts to drive us – Worms”

Thoughts to drive us – an old guy on the Bible

Paul speaks of a “wisdom of God hidden in a mystery, which God ordained before the world” (1 Corinthians 2:7). God’s wisdom is Christ, for Christ, we are told, is “the power of God and the wisdom of God” (1 Corinthians 1:30). This wisdom remains hidden in a mystery. It is to this that the title ofContinue reading “Thoughts to drive us – an old guy on the Bible”