Saturday, September 24, 2011

I spent the weekend at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas for the Aprentis/Renovare conference.  Isn't this an amazing building?  Highlights include beginning the conference singing "Immortal Invisible" with 800 other people in a gorgeous chapel and ending with singing The Apostle's Creed.  In between, some great presentations.  Here are a few excerpts:

"Being holy means living from the world of God."  ~ Dallas Willard

"We are able to determine the kind of person we turn out to be."  ~Dallas Willard

"Repentance is thinking about your thinking."  ~Dallas Willard

"Moments in life become catalysts of change when they precipitate a crisis that demands a response."  ~Scot McKnight

"Walking away from God is like walking on a treadmill."  ~Mindy Caliguire

"An unhappy preacher is one of the most dangerous people on the face of the earth."  ~Dallas Willard

"The church is better equipped to speak truth to power than to have power itself."  ~James Catford

"The cross is not the best symbol of the Christian life.  It is the Table." ~Eduardo Pedreira

"Knowing the transformational promise of the gospel, it is fair to ask whether a person who claims to have a relationship with Jesus exhibits more peace and less stress, handles crisis with more grace, experiences less fear and anxiety, manifests more joy, is overcoming anger and their addictions or compulsions, enjoys more fulfilling relationships, exercises more compassion, lives more consciously or loves more boldly."  ~Mark Scandrette

"A church is a place to love and be loved."  ~Dallas Willard

"Don't ask, 'What would happen if you died tonight?'  Ask, 'If you don't die tonight, what happens tomorrow?'"  ~Dallas Willard

"Discipleship is for the world.  The church is for discipleship . . . There's not a thing wrong with the church that a little discipleship wouldn't cure."  ~Dallas Willard

"How did we get to the point that a minister's job is to get people to do things they don't want to do?"  ~James Bryan Smith

"Don't announce the revolution."  ~Dallas Willard


Janet said...

So, do you believe those quotes?

Kara Nadine said...

ha, silly me...wondering where the 'like' button is, then realizing this isnt facebook.