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Monday, November 06, 2006 

Topic: Theology

On Liturgy
One reason why we Christians argue so much about which hymn to sing, which liturgy to follow, which way to worship is that the commandments teach us to believe that bad liturgy eventually leads to bad ethics. You begin by singing some sappy, sentimental hymn, then you pray some pointless prayer, and the next thing you know you have murdered your best friend.

Stanley Hauerwas The Truth About God
(HT: Gideon)

On Prayer
To pray was to enter the holy of holies, to ascend Mount Horeb and stand there in the full force of the storm and yet hear the still small voice of calm.

Hughes Oliphant Old Leading in Prayer

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