The collision between a Christian mind and a solidly earthbound culture ought to be a violent one.
…the wise words of a friend and guide rang in my head. ‘How would you distinguish a true servant of God from a traitor?…You should take especial notice of how a person speaks, not of other things, but of God.
We ourselves have so long ceased to use it [the Christian worldview] except for the discussion of the moral, the liturgical, or the spiritual, that it is rusty and out of date. We have no Christian vocabulary to match the complexities of contemporary political, social, and industrial life. We have long ceased to bring Christian judgement to bear upon the secular public world.
You’re arguing in a circle,” I said. “In a spiral,” said Lamiel, “which is the best way to argue.