Sunday, February 28, 2010

He's not all serious

So the last post was a deep quote from Whitehead. He also said, "If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer."

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I've been chewing on this one for a while

"Without the high hope of adventure, religion degenerates into a mere appendage of a comfortable life." Alfred North Whitehead, an English mathematician from the early 1900s who became a philosopher and greatly influenced the development of process theology

Friday, February 26, 2010

Four more...

I've given you three Anthony Robinson quotes the past three days - from a resource called Generation to Generation (Or Not). Great title! Here are the final four suggestions for opening our doors to the next generation:
Make it spiritual
Make it personal
Make it real, authentic
Make it work for busy lives

See the three previous posts for the rest

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Get over the idea

"Get over the idea that every member of the congregation has to be on a committee or somehow involved in managing the church." Anthony Robinson. Pretty bold stuff, Tony.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Make it about God

"Make it about God. People want to experience the divine, the sacred, the holy. They are dying for want of grace, wonder, mystery, and not for want of by-laws, committees, and sign-up lists." Anthony Robinson

Monday, February 22, 2010

We are not just...

"We are not just borrowing the earth from our children; we are consuming it, devouring it, and destroying it." Rt. Rev. James Jone, Anglican bishop, Sojourners Magazine, January 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

What does this say to us?

"The UCC does wider better than deeper." Insight from a Church Vitality Workshop in Cleveland, February 12, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The question is not...

The question is not, "What does your church stand for." People want to know, "What does your church do."

Friday, February 19, 2010

Watch this Youtube Video

"What if Starbucks Marketed Like the Church?" Watch and see if you can find your church's hospitality reflected in this video parable:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7_dZTrjw9I

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A New Beginning

Hi all,
I am sorry to have not posted for so long. But I have found a way, I hope, to keep this current. As I read, I am always finding great quotes. Most of them I won't use in sermons, at least right away, but they are ones I'd like to share. So my plan is to use this blog to share some interesting ideas - not original, but ones I think we might share in common.

"Some of those banks that were too big to fail have now become too immoral to succeed." Jim Wallis, Sojourners Magazine, February 2010