Category Archives: Quotes

The Nativity mystery | Karl Barth

“The nativity mystery “conceived from the Holy Spirit and born from the Virgin Mary,” means, that God became human, truly human out of his own grace. The miracle of the existence of Jesus, his “climbing down of God” is: Holy … Continue reading

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Quote: Bad theology is like pornography

“Bad theology is like pornography—the imagination of a real relationship without the risk of one. It tends to be transactional and propositional rather than relational and mysterious. You don’t have to trust Person, or care for Person. It becomes an … Continue reading

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Quote: Increasing joy means letting some things go

“It’s difficult to go after the Kingdom of God without joy. Joy is one-third of the Kingdom (Rom.14:17). And the higher you go in joy, the more things you can’t take with you…like comparison, offendibility, a critical spirit, shame, and … Continue reading

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Quotes: René Girard

“Christianity is a founding murder in reverse, which illuminates what has to remain hidden to produce ritual, sacrificial religions.” ― Battling to the End: Conversations with Benoit Chantre “The commandment that prohibits desiring the goods of one’s neighbor attempts to … Continue reading

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Quotes: on theological idolatry

“If Jesus and God are one, and if to know Jesus is to know God (John 8:19), then any conception of God that doesn’t look like Jesus is an idol.” ~ Michael Hardin, The Jesus-Driven Life, (Kindle loc. 955) “Jesus … Continue reading

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Quotes: Live life

“Evil is “live” spelled backwards” ~ Michael Hardin “A thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But I came to give life—life that is full and good.” ~ Jesus

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Quotes: the trouble with truth

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it’s ridiculed. Second, it’s violently opposed. Third, it’s accepted as being self-evident.” ~ Arthur Shopenhauer “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if … Continue reading

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