On Being Skeptic about Novelty -Doug Jones-

“We are in love with the ugliness of novelty. Yet at the heart of Christian thinking about antithesis is a skepticism of novelty-“be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive” (Eph.4:14)”

Doug Jones, Angels in the Architecture (p.57)

On Living in a Perpetual State of Thanks -Doug Jones-

“Complaint is the flag of ingratitude, and it waves above the center of unbelieving hearts -“when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful” (Rom.1:21). Yet, by grace, God’s redemption and creation ought to keep us in a perpetual state of thanks which bursts out in celebration at every opportunity.”

Doug Jones, Angels in the Architecture (p.80)

On Growing in Grace for the Sake of our Children -Douglas Jones-

“Children are a means of sanctification because they are daily adopting their parents’ character, virtues and vices and all. This is a blessing when we are faithful, but it’s a frightening mirror when we see our own sins growing in them. With kids around, we can’t just move slowly on our own growth. We have to grow in grace for the sake of the kids. If we don’t, then we become a curse to them and their children.”

Douglas Jones, Angels in the Architecture (p.124)