Quick Quotes

“Life involves commitment, responsibility, dedication, persistence, and hard work”
Zig Ziglar
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“A sunny disposition is the very soul of success, enabling a man to do double the labour that he could without it, and to do half the physical and mental exhaustion.”
William Mathews
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“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
Edith Wharton
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“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they’ve never failed to imitate them.”
James Baldwin

 

Quote – Michael Horton

This is a challenging quote – what do you think?

As evangelicals we have tended to see the church and its public ministry of Word, sacrament, and oversight of spiritual and material needs of the body as “maintenance” for those who were evangelized once upon a time. They’re already in. But evangelism and mission have to do with going outside the church and its ministry to say and do something else. The cleavage between church and mission is often stated explicitly in evangelistic appeals: “I’m calling you to believe in Jesus, not to join a church.” But what does it mean to make disciples—what does that really look like on the ground? Furthermore, how do we deal with the challenges of religious pluralism and the rising sentiment in evangelical circles that salvation does not require explicit faith in Christ?Michael Horton

Theology of Place – Quote

“Among the “cooler” circles of many of my hipster urban church planter friends, it is common to hear an anti-“bricks and mortar” bent. If catacombs and homes were good enough for the first-century church, it is good enough for them. This is fine if we accept that ecclesia is simply a one-to-two-hour-a-week event that can happen in borrowed space. But if Christ-centered community is something more than a weekly gathering, then redemption of place and community re-enter the equation. What we need is a theology of place.”

in ‘View from the Urban Loft’ by Sean Benesh