"A devout man is one thing, a stickler is quite another. To be furious in religion is to be irreligiously religious. It is better to be of no church than to be bitter for any... [So] try to find a church with at least as much love as zeal. Where you discover such a society, there you will find the Church of God."
- William Penn, from Some Fruits of Solitude
(Painting: "Muhu Church," by Paul Raud, 1898)
A Note to My Readers -
I've decided to remove my Sunday posts from the weekly cycle. Although I hope they've been of benefit to some of you, they are necessarily secondary to my regular work of sermon preparation each week. I've found that having that extra post to write simply added to the burden of my work. For those readers who would still like access to my weekly work in Scriptural exposition, I would ask them to access the podcasts of my sermons (available through a link in the sidebar), since that remains the primary form of my Bible teaching each week.