Friday, December 11, 2009

quotes of the week #18

The "quotes of the week" are here!!! Enjoy. (Read the disclaimer here.)

#1 quote of the week:
“I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”Mahatma Ghandi, leader

“Herein lies the real place of Christian scholarship. Christian scholarship is the Church’s prodigious invention to defend itself against the Bible, to ensure that we can continue to be good Christians without the Bible coming too close.” – Soren Kierkegaard, 19th century philosopher, theologian, and author

"The narrower the vision the fewer decisions you have to make." – Andy Stanley, pastor and author [very true & a great thing!]

“The marriage of doctrinal purity with political loyalties is always an unholy union, even in the best of circumstances.” – Phyllis Tickle, author, scholar, & religion editor for Publisher's Weekly

“I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.”Dorothy Day, activist & founder of the Catholic Worker Movement [wow. that is so true. we need to be reminded of that!]

“Perhaps just as it took us more than eighteen hundred years to have the courage to face what the message of Jesus meant for slavery, and another hundred to begin to ask what it meant for women, and another hundred to begin to ask what it means for the environment—perhaps it always takes time for us to be ready to see what has been there all along.” – Brian McLaren, author and pastor [maybe it does, Brian]

"It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it." AW Tozer, pastor & author

“If you’re not having fun creating, leading, and producing the experience, people probably aren’t having fun experiencing it.” – Joel Thomas, one of the pastors at North Point

All theology should be practical. What’s the point in all this theological work, if in the end, nothing changes?” – Mike Erre, pastor and author

“Leadership is like investing—it compounds” – John Maxwell, leadership guru & author

"If your kids haven't seen you worship Monday - Friday, you're a hypocrite on Sunday when you worship." - Perry Noble, pastor & very funny guy...

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