Monday, March 30, 2009

Think about this...

Mike Todd blogged some of his notes from the Emerging Church Conference. Here are some quotes that made me stop and think.

From Brian McLaren
What you focus on determines what you miss. [Wow. Think about that. Identify (in any given area) what you are focusing on. Then understand that causes you to miss many other things.]
Our traditional understanding of Jesus may not have been wrong, but partial.
We must learn to see Jesus through the sight lines of his ancestors rather than his descendants only.

From Richard Rohr
Jesus did not come to change God’s mind about humanity. He came to change humanity’s mind about God.

From Alexi Torres-Fleming
When we pray for God to ‘fix’ a problem, maybe Jesus kneels and prays for us to go out and be the solution.

From Shane Clairborne
You can have all the right answers and still be mean. And if you’re mean, no one will listen to you.

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