Tuesday, December 30, 2008

On the D2L Retreat

Conclusion: God is faithful

Monday, December 8, 2008

On Küng and the Church

Unity and Catholicity are two interwoven dimensions of one and the same church (303).

The Church is apostolic, is a true follower of the apostles, when it preserves in all its members continuing agreement with the witness of the apostles, and also preserves a vital continuity with the ministry of the apostles (356).

- Hans Küng, The Church (Garden City: Image Books, 1967).

Sunday, December 7, 2008

On Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy

"There is scarcely anything so dull and meaningless as Bible doctrine taught for its own sake. Truth divorced from life is not truth in its Biblical sense, but something else and something less.... No man is better for knowing that God in the beginning created the heaven and the earth. The devil knows that, and so did Ahab and Judas Iscariot. No man is better for knowing that God [loved the world and displayed this love by sending his only begotten son to die for the redemption for all who believe]. In hell there are millions who know that. Theological truth is useless until it is obeyed. The purpose behind all doctrine is to secure moral action."
- A. W. Tozer. Of God and Men (Harrisburg: Christian Publications, 1960).

Saturday, December 6, 2008

On Charles Taze Russell

"As a speaker, Russell swayed many; as a theologian, he impressed no one competent; as a man, he failed before the true God."
- Martin Walter, Kingdom of the Cults Rev Ed. (Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2003).