Saturday, 15 August 2009

Quote of the day: Christian counsel

David Powlinson, interviewed by C.J.Mahaney, made the following comment on his exploration / teaching of the dynamics of Biblical change:
"It makes the high truths that we confess walk on the ground where we live."
That could be said of any one of the books recently written from that school - Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands, When People are Big and God is small, Seeing through new eyes, You Can Change, The Ordinary Hero, etc. It could also be said of the New Testament... Given that the Bible is about Jesus, whom we confess as Truth, who walked on the ground where we live. That's Christian theology.

2 comments:

huwiewilliams said...

Great quote!

On another matter - I see you're reading the Ilyad - isn't it AMAZING?! Which translation are you using (or are you reading the original?!)

étrangère said...

Ah, it's Pope's verse, an old OUP edition I picked up second hand. I've no classical Greek. I'm afraid I only read it a few pages at a time - it's great, but there's only so much I can take of lances, slaughtered heroes, capricious and limited gods dashing about most confusingly interfering or not as their fancy and passion takes them, and inexorable, impersonal fate. It serves as an enjoyable read and a constant spur of thankfulness that the living and true God is faithful, righteous and has acted savingly in Christ.