A great reformation and revival-it will happen the same way the early Christians conquered Rome. Their program of conquest consisted largely of two elements: gospel preaching and being eaten by lions, a strategy that has not yet captured the imagination of the the contemporary church.— Douglas Wilson
The most dreamy Douglas Wilson quotes that will add value to your life
God gave us minds to think with and hearts to thank with.
Instead we use our hearts to think about the world as we would like it to have been, and we use our minds to come up with rationalizations for our ingratitude. We are a murmuring, discontented, unhappy, ungrateful people. And because we think we want salvation from our discontents.
I believe firmly in plodding. Productivity is more a matter of diligent, long-distance hiking than it is one-hundred-yard dashing. Doing a little bit now is far better than hoping to do a lot on the morrow. So redeem the fifteen minute spaces. Chip away at it.
I write in order to make the little voices in my head go away. Thus far it hasn't worked.
But for you to make this move would reveal the two fundamental tenets of true atheism. One: There is no God. Two: I hate Him.
If no God, mankind is a set of bi-pedal carbon units of mostly water. And nothing else
Yeah, I spent about 20 years in a dorm room. It took me a while to graduate.
It's a character I've created. Actually, that's pretty much the opposite of me, off a farm in the Midwest.
I'm having the time of my life and I'm glad people are enjoy it.
Being in the design industry, I've tended to meet more people who are affected by HIV and AIDS.
Ripping up carpet is easy, tiling is the issue.
I'm very flattered, but I don't think I'm the sexiest man on the planet.
I'm opinionated. I always stick to my design plan. I don't waver.
Whether it was working on theatre sets or stage lighting, I didn't realize most all of the skills I was exposed to were going to come in handy later on when I became a designer.
Confession of sins is not meritorious: to confess sins as a way of placing God in your debt is not dealing with sin; it is committing another sin. The context of all confession must be the free grace of justification.
Use plants to bring life.
You don't have the right to be left alone with that abortion decision.
The child is present...you are not alone.
Masculinity is the glad assumption of sacrificial responsibility.
I've enjoyed being a part of something from the beginning, when we were still finding our footing.
I enjoy talking to fans.
Become the kind of person the kind of person you would like to marry would like to marry.
I know people don't think I work.
Immodest and attractive is easy. Modest and repulsive is easy too. But modest and attractive is an art form.
I am the young, edgy New Yorker.
Education is the process of selling someone on books.
Stories in themselves are not automatically good;
it has to be the right kind of story told by the right kind of person.
I gave the couple a hint of a design that would work great with the bones of their home. They weren't ready for it, and they embarrassed themselves and that's too bad.
The medievalist has the capacity, and the desire, to harmonize.
He believes the planets sing in harmony; why cannot technology also sing?
I look at each episode in two ways - from a design standpoint and from an entertainment standpoint - this is TV, after all. We usually succeed on at least one of the levels.
We cannot pursue a classical and Christian education as a fad.
We are not purchasing intellectual hula hoops for the kids.
Designing is a lot like a high-wire act - if the tightrope walker is only six inches off the ground, where's the excitement?
God picks us up where we are, not where we should have been
Honor must start in the heart, but if it ends there, it isn’t honor.
Honor must be expressed through words, symbols, actions, or gestures. Honor is among the most incarnational of the virtues. It must have feet and hands.
Fatherlessness is a rot that is eating away at the modern soul.
I've made an incredible amount of money stealing fans from homeowners.
I was supposed to be the antithesis of Frank.
We're able to influence younger generations on design and art.
They might not have realized they were an artist.
I want to get the point across that you may not have money to give to a charity, whether that is Ronald McDonald House or Broadway Cares or DIFFA, but you can help RAISE money or give your time and talents.
Liars are experts in chopping logic and missing the truth slightly - 'Did God say not to eat from any tree?' In order to pin a liar down, words must be defined in the most careful manner available.
Throughout the country, I see the same design problems and solutions over and over.
If boys don't learn, men won't know.
If you keep the law of God, you are not described in Scripture as a pinched legalist, but rather as happy (Prov. 29:18).
Pace yourself in your reading. A little bit every day really adds up. If you read during sporadic reading jags, the fits and starts will not get you anywhere close to the amount of reading you will need to do. It is far better to walk a mile a day than to run five miles every other month. Make time for reading, and make a daily habit of it, even if it is a relatively small daily habit.
They don't know they're living in a glass house.
I've had rooms that didn't come out to my liking.
For the people of God, the Word of God leaves pleasant bruises.
A man penetrates, conquers, colonizes, plants. A woman receives, surrenders, accepts.
There are lighter colors of granite and I like to break the rules.
Inexpensive is good.
Beware of anyone who claims to be neutral, for they always have an agenda.