Summer Reading – Leave Your Best Quotes Here

Starting today, I am beginning my J-Term reading for Dr. Parker’s Introduction To Christian Philosophy. I am opening our comment section up for you to leave some quotes from your reading. I’ll need help from everyone to make this a good post. 🙂

What was the last sentence you marked in your book?

Or what was the best sentence quote you have read this week? (Feel free to type a long one or track back this post from your blog.)

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8 Responses to Summer Reading – Leave Your Best Quotes Here

  1. Well, I read this yesterday, though it was not the last sentence.

    Through discipline, Baptists sought to repristinate the apostolic church and to stake their claim to primitive Christianity. Through discipline, they would, morever, sweep the nation, for they believed that God rewarded faithful pruning by raining down revival. So they required of every member submission to church discipline and demanded from everyone–saint and sinner alike–an acknowledgement of the church’s right to censure and an acceptance of what they considered the orthodox tenets of Calvinist theology. Clergy and laity alike cherished and protected the doctrines of Calvinism with an intensity that some twentieth-century historians–accustomed to thinking that only an elite few cared about theological complexities–hav found hard to fathom.

    Gregory A. Wills, Democratic Religion: Freedom, Authority, and Church Discipline in the Baptist South 1785-1900. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997), 8-9.

    My have the days changed. As one preacher told me the other day. “We won’t experience revival in the church because we don’t have discipline in the church.”

  2. re: “Starting today, I am beginning my J-Term reading…”

    -Slacker! I’ve already had to read 900 pages (seriously) for Dean Moore’s “SBC annual convention” class!

    re: “what was the best sentence you have read this week?”

    I want to respond to this, but my quote is more than a sentence long so, unlike Timmy 🙂 , I’ll respect your comments section and post the response on my own blog.

  3. Andrew,

    I always thought you were a lazy blogger. Get with the program brother!

    Just kidding. So you are going to San Aton? You gonna live blog for SBF?

    You better.

  4. Tony Kummer says:

    My reading schedule has been very sick the last few weeks. But the pressure is coming back with my first J-Term only weeks away.

    Here is my quote:

    Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil
    Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

    Gerard Manley Hopkins, “The Granduer of God
    James W. Sire, The Universe Next Door. (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004), 205.

  5. Brent says:

    The last sentence I marked was: “Cultural literacy is crucial for those who are not content simply to be carried along by cultural winds and waves (cf. Eph. 4:14) but who want critically and constructively to engage culture for the sake of the Gospel.”

    That sentence occurs in Kevin J. Vanhoozer’s essay “What is Everyday Theology? How and Why Christians Should Read Culture,” in the book he edited: Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends.

  6. The last sentence(s) I marked:
    “Paul speaks of redemption using the language of the marketplace (redemption), the law courts (justification), the family (adoption), and the Old Testament cultus (sacrifice). Our theological framework ought to give some indication of the complexity of this salvation that is indicated by the many metaphors that are used to characterize it.”
    Richard Lints, The Fabric of Theology, (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1993), 80.

    I will post a good quote on my blog.

  7. Aaron Hawk says:

    In our addresses, let our conduct be sincere, and tempers undisguised; let us use no artifices to cover or conceal our natural frailties and imperfections; but be outwardly, what we really are within, and appear such as we design steadfastly to continue – Benjamin Franklin as Quoted in “Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar.”

    Not my last exactly, but my favorite recent one!

  8. Bill Compton says:

    Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks

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