Albert Mohler on Preaching

“Few people grasp the preacher’s challenge. Where else in life does a person have to stand weekly before a mixed audience and speak to them engagingly on the mightiest topics known to humankind: God, life, death, sin, grace, love, hatred, hope, despair and the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Who is even close to being adequate for this challenge?”

(Albert Mohler, The 2013 Preaching Survey of the Year’s Best Books for Preachers)

C.S. Lewis on Real Life

“The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own’, or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life—the life God is sending one day by day: what one calls one’s ‘real life’ is a phantom of one’s own imagination.”

(C.S. Lewis, Letter to Arthur Greeves, 20 Dec 1943)

Source: The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 2

C.S. Lewis on Doctrinal vs. Devotional Books

“For my own part, I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books, and I rather suspect that the same experience may await many others. I believe that many who find that ‘nothing happens’ when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.”

(C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics)