“The Scriptures teach that there are two opposing princes and two opposing kingdoms: the one is the Prince of peace; the other the prince of strife.”—Menno Simons
Today is the Fourth of July, and I'm remembering a moment two years ago when I stood outside a prison door, realizing how freedom can catch hold of people in rancorous places. But I had to get up close before that realization hit home.
“I have no use for cranks who despise music, because it is a gift of God. Next after theology, I give to music the highest place and the greatest honor.”—Martin Luther.
“Human nature is like a drunk peasant. Lift him into the saddle on one side, over he topples on the other side.”—Martin Luther.
“Farewell to those who want an entirely pure and purified church. This is plainly wanting no church at all.”—Martin Luther
“[T]he church which is outwardly without spot and blemish”—Menno Simons, Why I do not Cease Teaching and Writing
“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.”—Erasmus (in Peter’s Quotations)
“To make intercessions for men is the most powerful and practical way in which we can express our love for them.”—John Calvin
“War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.” ― Quoted by Erasmus in his Adages
“God is glad when the craftsman at his bench, the maid at the sink, the farmer at the plough, the dresser at the vines, the mother at the cradle break forth in hymns of prayer, praise and instruction.”—Katharina Schutz Zell
An exhibit on Martin Luther at Emory University
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