Doctrine and Life

“When doctrine fails to relate to life, it becomes an argument against the truth of Christianity.” -Kevin Vanhoozer


Always Searching, But Never Coming to a Knowledge of the Truth

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?

“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.


Your God-Given Spam Folder

“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


​”The baby in the manger was the Wonderful Counselor, he came to bless us with life-giving wisdom because sin reduces all of us to fools.” – Paul Tripp



“Feelings, and feelings, and feelings. Let me try thinking instead.” -C.S. Lewis



“Don’t believe everything you think. You cannot be trusted to tell yourself the truth. Stay in the Word.” -Jerry Bridges