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  • Timothy shared from Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
    This one invention, he was convinced, would consume his life if he let it. “I am sick of the Telephone,” he had written to his wife in 1878, just two years after the Centennial Exhibition. He yearned for the freedom he had lost, for time to think about other things. “Don’t let me be bound hand and soul to the Telephone,” he pleaded.
    Note: Two years after Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, here's how he felt about it:
  • Timothy shared from Calvinism by Darryl Hart
    Zwingli echoed Luther: because Christ is the believer's righteousness, “our good works are good in so far as they are of Christ; in so far as they are our works they are neither righteous nor good” (Art. 38).
    Note: "Our good works are good only insofar are they are of Christ" (Ulrich Zwingli).
  • Timothy shared from Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality by Belden C. Lane
    A person walks upright and the food in his body is shut in as if in a well-made purse. When the time of his necessity comes, the purse is opened and then shut again, in most seemly fashion. And it is God who does this . . . For he does not despise what he has made,
    Note: Julian of Norwich's praise to God for sphincter muscles. Worship pastors: idea for Sunday's liturgy!
  • Timothy shared from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (with Cross-References) by Crossway Bibles
    5For what  k we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with  l ourselves as your servants [3] for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who said,  m “Let light shine out of darkness,”  n has shone in our hearts to give  o the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
    Note: That glory at which creation only hints, in the face of Christ is fully revealed.
  • Timothy shared from The Gospel as Center: Renewing Our Faith and Reforming Our Ministry Practices (The Gospel Coalition) by Timothy Keller, D. A. Carson
    In the early days of the Christian era, two devastating epidemics swept the Roman Empire. Even the wisest physicians were at a loss to prescribe antidotes for these plagues, and many of them, including the famous, classical doctor Galen, fled the cities for the relative safety of the countryside. There was one notable exception—members of local churches:   Most of the Christians showed unbounded love and loyalty, never sparing themselves but thinking only of others. Heedless of danger, they took charge of the sick, attending to their every need and ministering to them in Christ, and with them...
    Note: What did the earliest Christians do when an epidemic struck their cities?