January 19, 2021

John Stott on Feeling Alive

By Chaplain Mike

“It is in these things, then, that our distinctive humanness lies, in our God-given capacities to think, to choose, to create, to love and to worship.”

• John Stott, The Contemporary Christian, p. 39

Here is a prime example of the gentle, eloquent wisdom of Dr. John Stott. When asked, “When do you feel most alive?” he talks about feeling transported in public worship, enjoying friendship, and observing the wonders of nature.


  1. God is found most easily in the simple things.

    His dad’s advice to him to “shut your mouth and open your eyes and ears” is the best advice I’ve heard in a long time. If only more of us would follow it!

  2. WHAT?!?!….but I thought Christian worship is screaming your lungs out at a stage and then becoming detached from church, others, etc.. for 6 days before you engage in singing out your lungs like this….


    Oh the joy of “worship” 😛

  3. If I may add to that short list; good works. Doing something good for someone in need almost always pays me back with a nice jolt of aliveness. I feel out of myself.

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