A month or so ago I wrote a post simply made up of theological sentences that I held to and believed. The idea was based (ridiculously loosely) on Peter Abelard’s classic Medieval theological textbook Sentences. It was I think, the most read post I’ve ever had, so I figured I’d re-gift it.
Here are a few more theological/Spiritual/ecclesiastical sentences from the heart (via the IPhone) of yours truly:
- There is an almost universal temptation to assume the best possible motive for what you yourself do and to assume the worst motive for what other people do; resist that temptation.
- It is generally best not to trust the man who claims to know God but does not know his Bible.
- One of the things the Bible’s existence undergirds for me is this: My belief that it is appropriate for entities, whether they be churches, marriages, or governments, to be built on written documents; if it’s worth having, it’s worth writing out.
- If you are a Christian, then I can virtually guarantee that you have underestimated God’s love for you; I can do that because the love of God for His sheep in the crucified Jesus surpasses all the knowledge you could ever collect and store in your brain.
- Generally speaking, I don’t find it to be good to invest Christian leadership in someone who hasn’t shown (over a pretty good period of time) that he is ready to do the slow, steady work of personal holiness.
- I know it’s a word whose definition isn’t as clear as I’d like (depending on the circle you’re talking in), but I am still more than ready to wear the label “evangelical.”
- Ecclesiastes is a difficult book to interpret and exposit well.
- Evangelism can be both a dutiful hard work and an overflow of the heart; after all, the best kind of tired is joyful tired, where you’re worn out from doing something hard that you really love doing.
Happy weekend, all!