About

I’m a wannabe, armchair theologian with a computer who has to write things out in order to know what I really think.  I follow Jesus in the Baptist tradition and love my family.  I also went to seminary and love my job serving college students.  Read at your own peril.

Quotes I like:

“But I say to you love your enemies.  Do good to those who persecute you.”  -Jesus

“Above all shadows rides the sun.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

To keep the commandments is to show love and the starting point of love is humility. -John Climacus

“You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.”  -Saint Therese of Lisieux

“Of course I discuss politics and religion.  There is nothing else to discuss.” -G. K. Chesterton

“I call him truly learned who brings everything to bear on the truth; so that from geometry, music, grammar, and philosophy itself, he culls what is useful and guards the faith against assault.  And he who brings everything to bear on a right life …this man is an experienced searcher after truth.”  -Clement of Alexandria

“The chief duty of the church is to make the invisible kingdom of God visible to the world.”   -John Calvin

“If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak.We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered to us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”  – C.S. Lewis

“I’m sure I’m 80 percent right and 20 percent wrong.  The problem is I’m not sure which 20% is wrong.”  -N.T. Wright

On The Night Stand (not necessarily endorsements):

America in the King Years a 3 volume set by Taylor Branch

The Roots of Christian Mysticism by Oliver Clement

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello! Since you’re following our site, I wanted to mention that we’re moving our site to our main homepage at ppbc.com/blog and also invite you to follow us over there since the current site will be going away. Thanks a bunch and God bless!

  2. Hi, Ben. Thanks for the visit to my blog recently. I’ve been browsing your posts and look forward to reading more and getting a better idea of your perspective. Keep blogging! Best, Laura

  3. Hi Ben, thanks for the recent visit to my blog. I’ve been browsing your posts and look forward to reading more and getting a better idea of your perspective. Keep blogging! Best, Laura

  4. Hello Ben! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for “liking” my recent post! Your blog looks very interesting, as well. Looking forward to reading more. Blessings!

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