Originally posted on Tolle Lege:
“Dundee, October 2, 1840 My Dear Friend, I trust you will have a pleasant and profitable time in Germany. I know you will apply hard to German; but do not forget the culture of the inner man,—I mean of the heart. How diligently the cavalry officer keeps his sabre clean…

Trevin Wax examines quotes wrongfully associated with various Christians. I hadn’t heard of a couple of these quotes, but was familiar with most. Given how often you read some of them, i.e. “You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body” often attributed to C.S. Lewis, or the phrase attributed …

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Kate Bowler writes of a life with stage four cancer and her encounters with a strand of Christianity that has confused the eternal biblical promises of the Gospel with variations of contemporary prosperity. If you attend a church tomorrow I how you will hear the good news, not be told Jesus died and rose so …

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Tolle Lege is a site that features quotes from various Christian writers through the ages. Here’s one from Thomas Watson that I quite liked. “A humble man is willing to have his name and gifts eclipsed so that God’s glory may be increased. He is content to be outshined by others in gifts and esteem, …

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A discomforting point of clarity from J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy. Vance’s complex and ongoing relationship with his mother had been marred by her addictions and psychological disfunction. As an adult in his own relationships he was noting a tendency. And it caused him great fear. …I’d scream and I’d yell. I’d do all of the …

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