Living in Faith and Grace in a Polarizing, Angry World, Ann Voskamp: “Turns out what we want most is someone to just sell us some certainty about who is who, and what is what, so we can have this sense of knowing what’s safe — instead of knowing Who is the Savior who calls us to love in dangerous, upside-down ways.”
On simple/organic church
20 Truths from The Church as Movement by JR Woodward and Dan White, Jr.: “The Church as Industrial Complex is a resource-driven form of church that has a gravitational pull that unintentionally turns spirituality into a product, church growth into a race, leadership into a business and attendees into consumers.”
"What would the church look like today if we really stopped taking control of it & just let the Holy Spirit lead?" -Francis Chan
On discipleship and movements
“I don’t think you have a movement unless you have grandkids and great grand kids you don’t know...” What the Global Church Taught Bob Roberts About Church Planting.
@Mike_Breen If you make disciples, you always get the Church. But if you make a church, you rarely get disciples.
Keeping the Word at the center of movements. Steve Smith in Mission Frontiers. “Perhaps the central tenet of why CPMs emerge is that they emphasize returning to biblical norms of discipleship.”
On taking the Gospel to the nations
@SteveSilkRoad If your church planting strategy in a foreign culture is not fully reproducible by locals without your help, you're doing it wrong.
Six-word lessons to help believers live missionally. David DeVries. Examples: "Disciples Make Disciples Who Make Disciples." "It’s His Mission, What’s My Part?" "Think and Act Like a Missionary."
On caring for the poor
@randyalcorn When will we learn that God doesn’t give us more to increase our standard of living, but to increase our standard of giving?
@povertycure …the poor, no matter how destitute, have enormous untapped capacity; find it, be inspired by it, and build upon it.”