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Interrupted by God

“We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God. God will be constantly crossing our paths and cancelling our plans by sending us people with claims and petitions.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community

The Cross as a Symbol

“Some people ask nowadays what kind of a religion it is that chooses an instrument of torture for its symbol, as if the cross on churches must represent some kind of endorsement. The answer is: one that takes the existence of suffering seriously.” Francis Spufford, Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional…

The Link Between Anger and Love

‘Anger is energy released to defend something you love. God is angry toward the evil that dishonours him and ruins that which he loves. But the problem with human anger is this – we tend to overlove the wrong things.’ Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller, The Way of Wisdom, p.120.

The Telescope of Faith

‘When you have a telescope, you can look through the wrong end (which makes everything look much further away than it is). Or you can look through the right end, and the distance is compressed for a moment. Too many of us have the telescope of faith turned the wrong way round, and Christ looks…