We Are Not Stoics

“At the same time, although the faith can thrive in times of persecution, we are not to pray for persecution. We are instructed to pray for quiet and peaceable lives (1 Tim. 2:2). A Christian should be able to be content whether he is out in the cold, or inside by the fire (Phil. 4:12). But even so, everything else being equal, the apostle Paul knew enough to come in out of the rain. We know which way to go, which way to pray, which direction to set our sights as we work.”

Ploductivity, pp. 69-70

A Deadly Snare

“There is truth in the belief that much of the best thinking and preaching of the land is done in obscure parishes and by unfamous preachers . . . To set one’s heart on being popular is fatal to the preacher’s best growth. To escape from that desire one needs to know that the men who are in no sense popular favorites do much of the very best work of the ministry.”

Phillips Brooks, The Joy of Preaching, pp. 156-157

The Content Cluster Muster (10.14.21)

Grace Agenda Main Conference Talks: Find them all on the ChristKirk app. New Reformed Basics: Chestertonian Calvinism: CRF Guys Having Fun: Open Road, at Least on the Ground: And, as per our usual custom, more can be found here. Jokes I Like to Tell: Once there were two men who were good friends, although it …