Tag Archive: quotes

Cornel West on hope

“Hope and optimism are different. Optimism tends to be based on the notion that there’s enough evidence out there to believe things are gonna be better, much more rational, deeply secular, whereas hope… Continue reading

Antoine de Saint-Exupery quote

If you want to build a ship, don’t summon people to buy wood, prepare tools, distribute jobs, and organize the work, rather teach people the yearning for the wide, boundless ocean. Antoine de… Continue reading

Serene Jones on wonder

wondering is the simple capacity to behold the world around you (and within you), to be awed by its mystery, to be made curious by its difference, and to marvel at its compelling… Continue reading

Serene Jones on suffering and love

suffering itself is not the source of our redemption; the persistence of love in the midst of suffering is that redemptive source. serene jones, trauma+grace

Serene Jones on preaching

i really appreciate this perspective on the aim of preaching. from Serene Jones’ Trauma + Grace: …the task of preaching, at its best, is often aimed at empowering people to make better constructive… Continue reading

Serene Jones on hearts

hearts are unwieldy and often unpredictable sites of meaning-making. serene jones, trauma+grace

Keith Anderson on gratitude

I believe saying thanks is one of the most holy things we do. keith anderson, president of mars hill graduate school

Joseph Campbell on place

sanctify the place you are in. joseph campbell, follow your bliss

Joan Chittister on community

“In community we work out our connectedness to God, to one another, and to ourselves.  It is in community where we find out who we really are. It is life with another that… Continue reading

Dan Allender on care

care gives and receives both sorrow and delight. if you have someone who will weep with you, delight in the goodness of your glory, and confront you honestly and tenderly about your failures,… Continue reading