Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Best. Cartoon. Ever.

I hijacked this absolutely amazing cartoon from the St Genesius Blog.

The cartoon was accompanied by an amazing prayer, the Litany of Humility. A prayer that most theologians, pastors and leaders (especially myself) should memorize by heart. Never heard of St. Genesius?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Aside from Jesus, no man I have never met has had greater spiritual influence on me than C S Lewis. In fact, I think it safe to say simply that no man aside from Jesus has a greater spiritual influence on me. The amusing part is, I'm sure he would disapprove of anyone making that statement.

I ripped this quote directly off of It was worth it. Excellent and honest book, by the way, recommended. (Update 3/4/12: I fixed the typo that goodreads let through.)

His Omnipotence means power to do all that is intrinsically possible, not to do the intrinsically impossible. You may attribute miracles to Him, but not nonsense. There is no limit to His power.

If you choose to say, 'God can give a creature free will and at the same time withhold free will from it,' you have not succeeded in saying anything about God: meaningless combinations of words do not suddenly acquire meaning simply because we prefix to them the two other words, 'God can.'

It remains true that all things are possible with God: the intrinsic impossibilities are not things but nonentities. It is no more possible for God than for the weakest of His creatures to carry out both of two mutually exclusive alternatives; not because His power meets an obstacle, but because nonsense remains nonsense even when we talk it about God.

― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain