19 August 2010

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

The Reformation recovered Scripture's truth that there are not higher and lower ranks in God's family, but that we are all brothers and sisters together before God our Father.  This fellowship is one of the greatest things expressed in congregational singing.  When we as a congregation sing to the Lord, we do not sing as individuals, but the voice of each of us is blended into the one voice of God's family, giving glad answer to our Maker's message of love.  -- Dr. Norman Nagel, Selected Sermons, p. 226.


Rob Olson said...

Herr Pfarrerr Zitat Meister:

I read something from Helmut Thielicke 12 or so years ago, and I misplaced it, both in my library and head. It went something along the lines that "Christians need to learn how to lie flat on our backs, and that there is just too much pushing and shoving in the church. We need to learn how to rest."

I've given up finding it again, so bugging you is my last resort. Have you ever read or heard something like that? If anyone knows, you do.


Rob Olson

William Weedon said...


I like the title!

I honestly don't recall reading that before, but it's certainly Thielickeish.

Rob Olson said...

Thank you, pastor! I will keep nosing around for it.