Sire on Holiness

Holiness is being set apart for the glory of God, for God’s glory is his holiness, his set-apartness from all else, his Otherness. There is a deep sense in which God is Totally Otherly, so otherly, so transcendent, that we cannot begin to think of him as he is, for he is I AM. All our knowledge about him comes only because he chooses to reveal himself to us. Out of his Otherliness he speaks us into existence. We are not made out of him as if he emanated us. We are created, brought into being, by his word.

James Sire, Habits of the Mind

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Seeing Jesus in Joshua

This is a post in a series on seeing Jesus in every book of the Old Testament. Jesus taught that the Old Testament testified to him (see Luke 24:27). We believe this but sometimes it can be difficult to see it. These short posts don’t give an exhaustive explanation. They serve as a starting point […]

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Berry on Doing Without

What a man most needs is not a knowledge of how to get more, but a knowledge of the most he can do without, and of how to get along without it. The essential cultural discrimination is not between having and not having or haves and have-nots, but between the superfluous and the indispensable.

Wendell Berry, The Hidden Wound

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