Archive for the 'Mondays with MacDonald' Category

Mondays with MacDonald (on internalizing God’s goodness)

It was good men he cared about, not notions of good things, or even good actions, save as the outcome of life, save as the bodies in which the primary live actions of love and will in the soul took shape and came forth.

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Mondays with MacDonald (cf. Tony Jones’ challenge)

Please understand: far be it from me to throw George MacDonald’s hat into the ring of progressive bibliobloggers, although his theology is often considered “liberal” by stalwart conservatives. Rather, let his words below in my own “handwriting” serve as my contribution to Tony Jones’ challenge to “write one post about God.” In this case, MacDonald […]

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Mondays with MacDonald (on the Christian response to hell)

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your father which is in heaven is perfect.” “Love your enemies, and ye shall be the children of the highest.” It is the divine glory to forgive. Yet a time will come when the Unchangeable will cease to forgive; when it will no more belong to his perfection to […]

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Mondays with MacDonald (on belief without doubt)

“And if any man yet say that, because of my lack of absolute assurance, I have no right to the sacred post [i.e. as curate, parish priest),–Let him, I answer, who has been assailed by such doubts as mine, and from the citadel of his faith sees no more one lingering shadow of a foe–let […]

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Mondays with MacDonald (to open-minded, liberal believers)

Now, the one main fault in the Christian Church is separation, repulsion, recoil between the component particles of the Lord’s body. I will not, I do not care to inquire who is more to blame than another in the evil fact. I only care to insist that it is the duty of every individual man […]

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Mondays with MacDonald (on the limitations of science)

I would not be misunderstood: there is no fact of science not yet incorporated in a law, no law of science that has got beyond the hypothetic and tentative, that has not in it the will of God, and therefore may not reveal God; but neither fact nor law is there for the sake of […]

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Mondays with MacDonald (on faith as action)

I think this will throw some light upon the words of our Lord, “If ye have faith and doubt not, if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.” Good people, amongst them John Bunyan,* have been tempted to tempt the Lord their […]

Monday, November 28th, 2011