Gavin Reid

Gavin Reid

Feast of Benedict of Nursia, Father of Western Monasticism, c.550 It might help us in our thinking if we drew a distinction between preaching, which the New Testament talks about as a continuing activity in society at large, and sermonising, which we have made into a special activity in the church premises... A great many people sermonising in our churches today would be better off and of greater service if they absolved themselves from the bondage and disciplines of the pulpit and came down among their congregationMore Gavin Reid quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of William Tyndale, Translator of the Scriptures, Martyr, 1536 If those who say that we must preach the same message as Paul and the other apostles mean that we should also exhibit the same adaptability and sensitivity to the background culture, then they are right... If, however, they mean that we should expect results merely by repeating the actual phrases found in the New Testament, then they are mistaken. They are making, in fact, one of the basic mistakes in verbal communication, which is to confuse wordsMore Gavin Reid quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of John & Henry Venn, Priests, Evangelical Divines, 1813, 1873 This is the age of the conference and study group -- people talking about what they know they should be doing. In a subtle way, talking about something becomes an excuse for not doing it. This new bolt-hole of the conference and study group is not confined to the local congregation. It is a painful fact of life in the central structures of the churches. We have a welter of reports, commissions, surveys, liaison bodies, and so on. They have More Gavin Reid quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

Quotes of the month

Eugeny Antonuk Where the foot has not yet stepped, imagination and glance can be there. [01/22/2019 10:01:06] More


Eugene Ryabyi The thoughts about nothing are an indicator of irreversible brain processes. [01/27/2019 04:01:41] More


Anatoly Yurkin Aphorisms are the tower clock of civilization, the dial of which motivates the crowd to move further away from barbarism. [01/29/2019 06:01:34] More


Anatoly Yurkin Mistake is a virtual particle of being. [01/22/2019 01:01:25] More


Anatoly Yurkin In the digital age, people will remain the operator of repeated actions. [02/16/2019 07:02:28] More