Category Archives: Quotes

N.T. Wright amplifies James on “being true to oneself”

“None of us starts off with a pure internal ‘kit’ of impulses, hopes and fears. If you are true to ‘yourself’, you will end up a complete mess. The challenge is to take the ‘self’ you find within, and to … Continue reading

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On making true peace

True peace is not made when powerful parties gather and dictate terms to their enemies. The hard work of peacemaking requires listening, tough choices, hard conversations, and mutual sacrifice. Todd Deatherage

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Fleming Rutledge prayed on a podcast I heard yesterday…

Fleming Rutledge prayed on a podcast interview I heard yesterday. I decided to write it down. When asked by the host if she would pray to close the interview, she indicated she would be disappointed not to pray, and spontaneously … Continue reading

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Bigger than our whole world

In our world, a Stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world. — C S Lewis, The Last Battle Merry Christmas!

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Trust Leads to Change

I listened to an interview with Matt and Julie Canlis. They both had quite profound things to say. One thing Matt said is sticking: The biggest way to impact the world is to be trusted by a few. And then, … Continue reading

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Fred Rogers on Change

I really want to be an advocate for whatever I find is healthy or good. I think people don’t change very much when all they have is a finger pointed at them. I think the only way people change is … Continue reading

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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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