Category: Piety

Too Proud to Enjoy the Enjoyable

Hannah Anderson: We may abdicate positions of power, give away extra material goods, and move into smaller homes. But if we do it out of guilt (and make sure to broadcast our sacrifices loudly enough), our experience of the world...

/ August 22, 2017

A Holy Sigh

Sibbes: There is never a holy sigh, never a tear we shed, which is lost. And as every grace increases by exercise of itself, so does the grace of prayer. By prayer we learn to pray. So, likewise, we should...

/ August 22, 2017

The Need to be Outside Christianity

Vanauken: Davy and I, we later decided, were immeasurably helped in our serious look at Christianity by where we considered ourselves to be: we did not at all suppose that we were Christians, just because we were more or less...

/ January 26, 2017
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Happiness Drives Sacrifice

Calvin on the relationship between human happiness and worship: Until men feel that they owe everything to God, that they are cherished by his paternal care, and that he is the author of all their blessings, so that nought is...

/ January 8, 2017

The Sense of Ownership is Always to be Encouraged

Lewis, writing as Screwtape, on the question of how one uses “their” time:

/ January 2, 2017
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Sertillanges on the Intellectual Virtues

Sertillanges explains why virtue and scholarship cannot be separated:

/ January 2, 2017

The Future is Least Like Eternity

CSL in Screwtape writing about the relationship between vice and obsession with the future:

/ January 2, 2017

Religion Makes the Music Sweeter

Thomas Watson on Christians and cheerfulness:

/ December 16, 2016