“The person involved in the struggle against sin understands that each day is filled with moral occasions. I once met an employer who asks each job applicant, “Describe a time when you told the truth and it hurt you.” He is essentially asking those people if they have their loves in the right order, if they would put love of truth above love of career.” -David Brooks, The Road to Character
“Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the truth.” -Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird
“When doctrine fails to relate to life, it becomes an argument against the truth of Christianity.” -Kevin Vanhoozer
Neal: Sal, we gotta go and never stop going ’till we get there.’
Sal: Where we going, man?
Neal: I don’t know but we gotta go.
Jack Kerouac, On the Road
“How do you tell a scribe from a prophet…? The prophets love the people they chastise…” -Marilynne Robinson, said by character John Ames in Gilead.
“Scientists estimate that for every hundred pieces of information that enter our brains, ninety-nine end up in the spam folder.1 Noticing only one thing out of every hundred is a good thing. As many suffering autistic people will tell you, if you don’t have a good mental spam filter, you can be overwhelmed with useless and harmful data.” -David Murray, The Happy Christian