I’ve found twitter a helpful place the last 10 years, although in the last couple years it has changed – becoming, sadly, more polarizing. I use twitter on my desktop computer, by the way! When I say twitter is helpful, it has benefited me spiritually and theologically, connecting me with like-minded folks. During these “twitter years” I have filled two journals (notebooks) with quotes and thoughts from twitter. Below are some quotes I more recently wrote in my journals. Peruse them!

Much of the activity of the church today is dangerously near to trifling…while a world is being shaken to its depths. – E. Stanley Jones (More about Jones HERE.)

Jesus Christ is not only historical but eternal (in fact ‘the same yesterday, today and for ever’) and therefore our contemporary. He confronts every new generation, century and millennium in his roles of Savior, Lord and Judge.
– John Stott, The Incomparable Christ

The lower your Christology, the less you will emphasize evangelism. The imperative to share the Gospel is somewhat lost if Jesus is just one item of many on a salad bar.
Shane L. Bishop

One way to short-circuit consistent Bible reading is to expect every engagement with Scripture to be spectacular. That’s bound to yield disappointment. We must read trusting that the Spirit will use what we ingest and meditate on in His time for our good. – Keith Plummer

Sometimes we need to let our dreams be crucified with Christ so we can be raised up with him for his plan for our lives. – Dr. Craig Keener

We become slaves of what we want and have to have. But we are rather slow to notice that we are sinking in the quicksand of habits and addictions, making a bigger and bigger train wreck of our lives. – David Naugle

I want neither a terrorist spirituality that keeps me in a perpetual state of fright about being in right relationship with my heavenly Father nor a sappy spirituality that portrays God as such a benign teddy bear that there is no aberrant behavior or desire of mine that he will not condone. I want a relationship with the Abba of Jesus, who is infinitely compassionate with my brokenness and at the same time an awesome, incomprehensible, and unwieldy Mystery. – Brennan Manning

Modern culture insists that we should “be ourselves”, but what feels most natural to a person might be both wrong and disastrous. We need a moral norm and standard outside ourselves to show us what we should express and what we should not. – Tim Keller

If the Bible only seems to comfort and never to confront us – we likely aren’t being objective with it. – Kasen Fanning

Theology 101: Christians are called to live out Christ’s death and resurrection as savior in light of his current session as high priest and Lord, not to live out his second coming as judge and king. Don’t forget where we are on the timeline of redemptive history.
Dr. Michael Svigel

Pastors and lay people should care about theology! ⇒



I found a source for this. ⇒
I do think he was being hyperbolic, but it matches my experience for years now. Evangelicalism has become a really dumbed-down culture that has drifted far, very far, from its Protestant Reformation roots. As Mark Noll indicated in his well known book: the scandal of the evangelical mind is that there isn’t one!