Thursday, July 16, 2009

quotes of the week #10

back again with quotes of the week here on renown! Hope you enjoy!
You can read the disclaimer & explanation HERE. [my personal thoughts are in brackets]

#1 Quote of the week:
“I don’t know where the legalism committee is or when they meet, but they have gotta come up with some better stuff to be legalistic about! Like 'eat bacon' and 'take naps' and 'make love to your wife'.”Mark Driscoll, pastor @ Mars Hill, author, & quickly becoming the leader of a huge & influential movement with thousands of young pastors following [haha, i love it when he talks like this! the legalists have got the wrong peeps on the committee! Because they're SO putting the wrong stuff on the list of stuff to be legalistic about!]

“We have insulated ourselves from miracles. We no longer live with such reckless faith that we need them.” – Shane Claiborne, ordinary radical & author [hmmm... think about that one]

"The creatve process that propelled your organization to success is the very thing that will anchor you staleness. Disturb your process!" – Carlos Whittaker, "blogstar" & former SPD @ Buckhead Church [I am currently taking Carlos' advice on this. I needed it!]

**“There is nothing so secular that it cannot be made sacred, and that is one of the deepest messages of the Incarnation.” – Madeleine L’Engle, the late author [that's beautiful. I know what she is trying to say, but I would even say that there is NO SUCH THING as sacred & secular]

“What is the most revolutionary way to change society: Is it violent revolution or gradual reform? Neither. If you want to change society, then you must tell an alternative story.” – Alan Hirsch, author [nice... i like it. seems like we're not doing all that great at telling the story.]

“The moment you stop learning, you stop leading.”Rick Warren, duh... no intro needed, Saddleback, Purpose Driven everything, Peace Plan, etc... [This guy is a great man I'm still learning from!]

"If you're not willing to look foolish... you're foolish & you'll never accomplish much for the kingdom. – Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church & author [this guy has so much good stuff to say!]

"If I want people to bring their friends, I have to preach like they are there." - Andy Stanley, pastor @ NPCC & author [& most pastors don't do this! no wonder...]

“I believe that it is no harder to build something Great than to build something good!” – Jim Collins, crazy popular author... Good to Great [what do you think about that statement?]

OK, as always I would LOVE to know which one was your fav quote and why? + which ones do you want to chat about?

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