Death for the Sake of Life

Book clipping of the day, from my reading of Philip Jacob Spener’s “Pia Desideria” during my first semester of formal theological education:

Surely, students of theology ought to lay this foundation, that during their early years of study they realize that they must die unto the world and live as individuals who are to become examples to the flock, and that this is not merely an ornament but a very necessary work, without which they may indeed be students of what may be called a philosophy of sacred things but not students of theology who are instructed and will be preserved only in the light of the Holy Spirit.

Well, here’s to continued death…?

Philip Jacob Spener
Philip Jacob Spener

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