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Quote of the Day

posted by Tony Jones

It goes to Andrew Sullivan, who wrote of President Obama’s Cairo speech, At its heart, the speech sprang, it seemed to me, a spiritual conviction that human differences, if openly acknowledged, need not remain crippling. It was a deeply Christian […]

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Quote of the Week

posted by Tony Jones

Where shall the word be found, where will the word Resound? Not here, there is not enough silence. -T.S. EliotAsh Wednesday (1930)

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Quote of the Week

posted by Tony Jones

The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began, Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where […]

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Comment of the Weekend

posted by Tony Jones

I’m glad to see that my weekend quote of Dante stirred up some commentary.  Here’s one, from Ben, followed by a response from me. (My apologies for Ben’s masculine language.) I’m not sure how to understand Dante’s use of “free […]

Quote of the Week

posted by Tony Jones

The greatest gift that God in His bounty made in creation, and the most conformable to His goodness, and that which He prizes the most, was the freedom of will, with which the creatures with intelligence, they all and they […]

Quote of the Week

posted by Tony Jones

“Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.” ~Buddha(HT: Tiny Buddha)

Quote of the Week

posted by Tony Jones

“We live in a condition where we cannot help but be aware that there are a number of different construals, views which intelligent, reasonably undeluded people, of good will, can and do disagree on. We cannot help looking over our […]

Quote of the Week

posted by Tony Jones

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quote of the Week

posted by Tony Jones

“The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.” -George Bernard Shaw

Quote of the Week

posted by Tony Jones

Eskimo: “If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?” Priest: “No, not if you did not know.” Eskimo: “Then why did you tell me?” -Annie Dillard

Quote of the Week

posted by Tony Jones

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” -Albert Einstein

Quote of the Week

posted by Tony Jones

“God has no religion.” -Mahatma Gandhi

The First Christmas Sermon Ever Preached

posted by Tony Jones

By St. John Chrysostom, December 25, 386, in Antioch I behold a new and wondrous mystery! My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing! The Archangels blend […]

Quote of the Week

posted by Tony Jones

Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward. -Thomas Merton

Quote of the Week

posted by Tony Jones

We’re starting a new weekly feature here at The New Christians.  It’s the Quote of the Week.  Nominations are always welcome — just post them in the comment section. Our inaugural quote: “God is both the shit and the fan.” […]

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I've taken some heat in the comment section for using yesterday's post on "unbiblical" and a "higher view of scripture" as a thin foil for my own disregard of biblical standards. To the contrary, I was pointing to the use of the word unbiblical ...

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Last week at Christianity21, GENERATE Magazine debuted. With the tag line, "an artifact of the emergence conversation," it fit perfectly at the gathering. When I actually got around to reading it last weekend, I was truly surprised at how good ...

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