Favorite Quotes

“I found an island in your arms Country in your eyes….” Jim Morrison

Fides Quaerens Intellectum.” (“Faith Seeking Understanding”) Anselm

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle

“God does not expect us to submit our faith to him without reason, but the very limits of reason make faith a necessity.” Augustine

“If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it’s not the gospel you believe, but yourself.” Augustine

“true virtues cannot exist except in those who possess true piety.” Augustine

“A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.” Francis Bacon

“Only the suffering God can help.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Whoso loves believes the impossible.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Expect great things from God; and attempt great things for God.” William Carey, English Baptist Missionary

“A book must be an ice-axe to break the sea frozen inside us.” Franz Kafka

“It would be a bold and silly creature that came before its Creator with the boast, ‘I’m no beggar. I love you disinterestedly.’ ” C. S. Lewis

“Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought.” Abraham Lincoln          (I would add that the summum bonum (‘the good life’) is when ‘want’ and ‘ought’ come together!)

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

“By the time the [church] councils were finally convened, it was not for the purpose of selecting books. It was for the purpose of verifying which books the people of God had come to recognize as authentic…[and] inspired, and that had been largely settled before the first Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325.” Josh McDowell

“Faith affirms what the senses do not affirm, but not the contrary of what they perceive. It is above, and not contrary to.” Blaise Pascal

“Much of what is packed and sold under the label of science is not really science at all but philosophical materialism. Which is to say, it is not objective truth but merely the expression of someone’s personal ‘values.’ ” Nancy Pearcey

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” George Bernard Shaw

“First we meditate on Jesus, and then we go out and look for him in disguise.”          Mother Teresa

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