12.05.2005

A Couple of Quotes

Here are a couple of great quotes from two books that I am currently reading:

From
The Radical Reformission by Mark Driscoll...

Reformission is ultimately about being like Jesus, through his empowering grace. One of the underlying keys to reformission is knowing that neither the freedom of Christ nor our freedom in Christ is intended to permit us to dance as close to sin as possible without crossing the line. But both are intended to permit us to dance as close to sinners as possible by crossing the lines that unnecessarily seperate the people God has found from those he is still seeking...The mission is to be close to Jesus. This transforms our hearts to love what he loves, hate what he hates, and to pursue relationships with lost people in hopes of connecting with them, and subsequently, connecting them with him. This actually protects us from sin, because the way to avoid sin is not to avoid sinners but to stick close to Jesus.

From Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places by Eugene Peterson...

The end of all Christian belief and obedience, witness and teaching, marriage and family, leisure and work life, preaching and pastoral work is the living of everything we know about God: life, life, and more life. If we don't know where we are going, any road will get us there. But if we have a destination--in this case a life lived to the glory of God--there is a well-marked way, the Jesus revealed Way. Spiritual theology is the attention that we give to the details of living life on this way. It is a protest against theology depersonalized into information about God; it is protest against theology functionalized into a program of stategic planning for God.



2 comments:

Travis said...

I like that first quote a lot. Hey, maybe I can borrow that book when you're done? Eh? Hey, we should hang out sometime this next week when I'm in Greenville. I think I'm going to stay with Andrew Stephens for the week, and I'll be working for Mr. Thomson from like 9 to 5pm, so I'll be free in the evenings, so we should get together man.

Eric said...

Sounds great Travis. Give me a call so that we can makes some plans.