January 5th, 2006

welsh dragon

New pix

Okay, so these aren't newly-taken photographs, but they are new to my galleries. I was looking through my pictures from last summer's Venturing trip to Great Britain, and found these. I have added them to my gallery, All Creatures Great and Small. Your comments are always most welcome.

Sheep on Ben Nevis, Scotland
Sheep on Ben Nevis, Scotland

Raven at the Tower of London
Raven at the Tower of London

Sorry about making the pix so big. It was an experiment; plus, I was worried that the critters wouldn't show up well in medium size.

John Wesley quotes

“The Church recruited people who had been starched and ironed before they were washed.”

“I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid lest they should only exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion without the power. And this undoubtedly will be the case unless they hold fast both the doctrine, spirit, and discipline with which they first set out.”

"A catholic spirit is not speculative latitudinarianism. It is not an indifference to all opinions: This is the spawn of hell, not the offspring of heaven. This unsettledness of thought, this being 'driven to and fro, and tossed about with every wind of doctrine,' is a great curse, not a blessing: an irreconcilable enemy, not a friend, to true catholicism. A man of a truly catholic spirit, has not now his religion to seek. He is fixed as the sun in his judgment concerning the main branches of Christian doctrine. It is true, he is always ready to hear and weigh whatsoever can be offered against his principles; but as this does not show any wavering in his own mind, so neither does it occasion any. He does not halt between two opinions, nor vainly endeavor to blend them into one. Observe this, you who know not what spirit ye are of; who call yourselves men of a catholic spirit, only because you are of a muddy understanding; because your mind is all in a mist; because you have no settled, consistent principles, but are for jumbling all opinions together."

"Sour godliness is the devil's religion."