Category Archive: Quotes

Tanks Become Tractors

Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that… Continue reading

Prayer as Kingdom-Making

The Christian knows it is possible to enter into dialogue with this loving God and so work at renewing the earth.  Praying, therefore, is the most critical activity we are capable of, for… Continue reading

Doing What We Want, Not What We Believe

What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies. (Thomas Cranmer, 16th Century) Today, I ran upon this quote from Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1533-56 and leader of the… Continue reading

So True!

I saw this saying recently and was struck immediately by how true it is.  Who doesn’t have a hard life?  Who doesn’t deal with some junk sometimes?  Everyone has something in their life… Continue reading

Criticize by Creating

“I criticize by creating something beautiful.” (attributed to Michelangelo) I really like this quote, shared in a recent sermon by Evertt Huffard, dean of the Harding School of Theology, my alma mater.  In a… Continue reading

Love is Dangerous

Thanks to Melanie for forwarding this wonderful quote that reminds us true love is risky business.  But is there any other way? “To love at all is to be vulnerable.  Love anything, and… Continue reading

The Course of The Spiritual Life

The whole course of the spiritual life is falling off, and returning, slipping away from the truth and turning back to it, leaving and returning. (Henri Nouwen, Home Tonight: Further Reflections on the… Continue reading

Spring is Here, and the End is Near

I have the privilege of teaching high school seniors.  This truly is a privilege.  Don’t get me wrong. But understand something.  The flowers are blooming.  The temperatures are rising.  Prom has come and… Continue reading

Remembering Dr. King

It was early in my senior year of high school and somehow a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. wound up in my hands.  Later that year we studied King’s famous “I have… Continue reading

Great Quotes from 2011

As 2011 comes to a close and the year-end editions on all manner of magazines and blogs arrive, here are some of my favorite quotes from the past year. “My friends, love is… Continue reading