Daily Archives: January 23, 2021
Courage…is the indispensable requisite of any true ministry…. If you are afraid of men and a slave to their opinion, go and do something else. Go make shoes to fit them. Go even and paint pictures you know are bad but will suit their bad taste. But do not keep on all of your life preaching sermons which shall not say what God sent you to declare, but what they hire you to say. Be courageous. Be independent.
—-Phillips Brooks, Lectures on Preaching, the 1877 Yale Lectures (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1969), p. 59
Phillips Brooks, 23 Jan 1893, great preacher. He wrote the hymn “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” pic.twitter.com/ypQPY883
— Kate Moorehead (@kate_moorehead) January 23, 2013
O everlasting God, who didst reveal truth to thy servant Phillips Brooks, and didst so form and mold his mind and heart that he was able to mediate that truth with grace and power: Grant, we pray, that all whom thou dost call to preach the Gospel may steep themselves in thy word, and conform their lives to thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
— HAM: Paintings (Bot) (@harvard_artbot) April 21, 2020
O God, who by the lowliness of thy Son hast raised a fallen world: Grant to thy faithful people perpetual gladness; and as thou hast delivered them from eternal death, so do thou make them partakers of everlasting joys; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Sunrise overlooking Oxbow Bend, In Grand Teton National Park. Wyoming. pic.twitter.com/0l12ae4SXk
— Tracy Hogan (@HoganSOG) January 23, 2021
Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
To the end that [my] glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
–Psalm 30:11-12 (KJV)
Good morning everybody! Happy Saturday! pic.twitter.com/BtINxFJ54f
— Jim Staples (@JimStaples1) January 23, 2021