Mark Noll quotes

  • The scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is not much of an evangelical mind.
    -- Mark Noll

    #Mind #Scandal #Evangelical

  • The light of Christ illuminates the laboratory, his speech is the fount of communication, he makes possible the study of humans in all their interactions, he is the source of all life, he provides the wherewithal for every achievement of human civilization, he is the telos of all that is beautiful. He is, among his many other titles, the Christ of the academic road.
    -- Mark Noll

    #Beautiful #Communication #Light

  • An important contribution to a much-neglected but very important subject. No other author has set out to do what Davenport accomplishes, which is a systematic study of how key representatives of America's rising tide of religion attempted a theoretical understanding of, and practical response to, America's rising tide of commerce.
    -- Mark Noll

    #America #Keys #Understanding

  • Early America does not deserve to be considered uniquely, distinctly or even predominantly Christian... There is no lost Golden Age to which American Christians may return.
    -- Mark Noll

    #Christian #America #Atheism

  • The mind is like a river. The thoughts are like the various droplets of water. We are submerged in that water. Stay on the bank and watch your mind.

  • You cannot have a good character today and at the same time have a small mind and a little heart. You cannot have a good character today and be merely a petty reformer.

  • You have your identity when you find out, not what you can keep your mind ON, but what you can't keep your mind OFF.

  • The minds of stone lovers had colonised stones as lichens clung to them with golden or grey-green florid stains. The human world of stones is caught in organic metaphors like flies in amber. Words came from flesh and hair and plants. Reniform, mammilated, botryoidal, dendrite, haematite. Carnelian is from carnal, from flesh. Serpentine and lizardite are stone reptiles ; phyllite is leafy-green.

  • Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.

  • Why should you mind being wrong if someone can show you that you are?

  • Rogue Squadron doesn’t run. Unless we really, really have to." "No, this will be Wraith Squadron’s mission." "We don’t mind running. Even when we don’t have to.

  • Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it.

  • If we don't take the necessary measures, famine will be the scandal of this century,

  • Poverty is a scandal of our times because it CAN be changed.