Thursday, March 18, 2010

Quotes That Make You Go "Hmmmm..."

from Jeffery Overstreet's Through A Screen Darkly: Looking Closer at Beauty, Truth & Evil in the Movies:
The reality of God is not bound to a particular earthly language, country or style. His spirit can speak through anything. But He is far more likely to be encountered in those things that are excellent rather than shoddy, particular rather than general, authentic rather than derivative.
from Paul Richardson's A Certain Risk: Living Your Faith at the Edge:
Perhaps the easiest way to understand faith is to identify it by what it is not. Those who lack faith tend to compartmentalize reality, mentally tearing apart the elements of reality and stuffing them into separate chambers as if they have nothing to do with each other. We see this compartmentalization running rampant in society. The objects & people we cherish are naturally given the places of honor. Everyone else is rounded up & crowded into another chamber. Joy & laughter live in the den. An addiction might be shoved under the bed. Other secrets are stuffed in the closet. Hurting & lonely people rent space in the garage. Our own sour attitude sits impatiently in the car waiting for the ride to church. The glory of God politely greets us as we pull into the church parking lot. God tends to be held at a distance & walled away from the rest of life. Everything is disjointed.


mudrash said...


If you have not had a chance to check out Overstreet's books: Auralia's Thread

good stuff

Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

Thanks for the link, Mudrash. I just posted a review of the series a couple of weeks ago: