Owen's Spiritual Worship

...while the liturgical practices of Anglicanism were of concern to Owen, he regarded the aesthetic worship of Rome as the ultimate perversion of Christian worship. Owen's own view was that worship was primarily a spiritual activity, that this spiritual activity focused upon the word preached, and that concern with increasingly elaborate aesthetics was indicative of a decreasing confidence in, and experience of, the power of the word.


God in our Image

Everyone thinks that God is really quite like them. That's why we are more tolerate of our own sins than we are of other people's. By and large we think God understands our sins in a way that He doens't understand the sins of other people because he's not quite as like them as he is like us.