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Pastors and Theology | Owen Strachan

Owen StrachanThe pastor who leads well owes less to “best practices” or strategic vision and more to biblical theology and the way of the cross.

—Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan, The Pastor as Public
Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision 
(Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2015), 54.

Disdaining Nature | Dante Alighieri

DanteViolence can be done the Deity,
In heart denying and blaspheming Him,
And by disdaining Nature and her bounty.

—Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy, Trans. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (New York: Barnes & Noble, 2008) Inferno XI:46-8.

Obscene Violence | Abraham J. Heschel

Abraham J. HeschelWhen the prophets appeared, they proclaimed that might is not supreme, that the sword is an abomination, that violence is obscene. The sword, they said, shall be destroyed.

—Abraham J. Heschel, The Prophets (New York: HarperCollins, 2001), 203.

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