Note to My Readers: from mid-June to mid-August (6/18 - 8/20), I will be taking a summer break from posting new articles for my Thursday and Friday slots. This will only affect my Thursday series on the global growth of Christianity, and my Friday series, the "Theological Bestiary" of birds, both of which will resume in late August. During the summer, I'll be dusting off some of my best essays from the first few years of this blog (a decade ago), as well as my verse play "Thus Ends the World," and re-posting them in the Thursday and Friday slots. All other weekdays will continue to feature new material throughout the summer.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Quote of the Week


"It is not trouble that troubles you, but discontentment. Water outside a ship does not sink it. It is the water that leaks inside that is a problem. Outward affliction need not sadden life. A contented spirit can sail above these waters."

- Thomas Watson, 17th-century Puritan father and the author of The Art of Divine Contentment

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