Monday, 17 January 2011

Ditch the devotional

Is what CS Lewis advices in his preface to Athanasius' great work on the Incarnation. He writes:

For my own part, I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books, and I rather suspect that the same experience may await others.  I believe that many who find that ‘nothing happens’ when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.

Or as the Apostle once said, Christians should with time, seek to ditch the milk and tackle some steak (Hebrews 5:12-13).

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