Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Other George Grant

“Perhaps we are lacking the recognition that our response to the whole world should not most deeply be that of doing, . . . but that of wondering or marveling at what is, being amazed or astonished by it, or perhaps best, in a discarded English usage, admiring it.”

- George Parkin Grant

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Red Ink Orthodoxy

A denial of Hell is the very apex of short term thinking. Living your life here and now as though eternity matters is the epitome of long term thinking ... Deferred gratification is essential to long term economic growth. Gotta-have-it-now isn't. Inability to say no to present desires cracks up marriages, and ability to honor commitments over time sustains marriages. Schools that expel students for academic reasons are a standing testimony to the realities of the last day. Rebellion against the red ink on a spelling quiz in third grade because Johnny's feelings are bruised by them is actually hatred of the eschaton.

- Douglas Wilson