Category Archives: Quotes

Dallas Willard, on his impending death

Gary Moon wrote in his recent biography of Dallas Willard, Becoming Dallas Willard, about J.P. Moreland’s visit after it became clear Willard would not live for much longer. “Are you afraid of dying?” Willard smiled as he responded, “No, J. … Continue reading

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Ministry Motivation

Ministry is too sacred to be motivated by gain and too difficult to be motivated by duty. Only love can sustain us. – Warren Wiersbe

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Unconditional Love or Unconditional Affirmation

Unconditional affirmation and unconditional love are not the same thing. To demand the former is to actually exclude the latter. Sam Allberry

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antichrist church

The cultivation of consumer spirituality is the antithesis of a sacrificial, “deny yourself” congregation. A consumer church is an antichrist church. Eugene Peterson

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Isaac Newton’s Great Ocean of Truth

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a … Continue reading

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Notes from the Other Side – Jane Kenyon

I divested myself of despair and fear when I came here. Now there is no more catching one’s own eye in the mirror, there are no bad books, no plastic, no insurance premiums, and of course no illness. Contrition does … Continue reading

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Love is the Hardest Lesson in Christianity

Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it. —William Penn

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Growth and Asking Questions

I heard Jeffrey Greenman, President of Regent College say, in a talk on ethics: You grow in the direction of what you ask questions about. My corollary: It’s when I think I’ve got it figured out that I stop asking … Continue reading

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Trustworthiness

Quoting Miroslav Volf: We are in a major crisis of legitimacy and trust. No better time to renew commitment to trustworthiness, as individuals and communities. Well said.

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Staying at the Bottom and the Edges

[Jesus] demands of his first followers a living witness to a simple life on the edge, because once you are at the visible center, once you are on the top, you have too much to prove and too much to … Continue reading

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