Quote of the Day – The Spectacle of some

Many attribute this to 19th century theologian, August Tholuck. While I have many of his first (English) edition works, I haven’t read them all. He strikes me, however, as a wonderful write. Maybe when I have the time… but the quote here, attributed to him, is:

There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him.

I reckon we could apply this to friends, associations or even old congregations…

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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