Monday, April 5, 2010

Boring He is not

We are constantly assured that the churches are empty because preachers insist too much upon doctrine. ... The fact is the precise opposite. It is the neglect of dogma that makes for dullness.


The Christian faith is the most exciting drama that ever staggered the imagination of man. ... The people who hanged Christ never accused Him of being a bore — on the contrary; they thought Him too dynamic to be safe.

It has been left for later generations to muffle up that shattering personality and surround Him with an atmosphere of tedium. We have very efficiently pared the claws of the Lion of Judah, certifying Him ‘meek and mild,’ and recommended Him as a fitting household pet for pale curates and pious old ladies.

-- Dorothy Sayers

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