daring greatly

By |2013-08-02T21:34:22+00:00July 6th, 2013|coaching, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

Brene Brown's writing is continuing to make more and more sense for me. I've encouraged parishioners and friends to read this her most recent book. Brown was  in London town this week, but alas I didn't make it onto the reserve-guest list! Here are some of the best quotes from her time...... If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked I am not interested in your criticism!  Vulnerability is not weakness. It is the most accurate measure of courage.  You can be courageous or you can be comfortable but you can't be both. The relationship between vulnerability and [...]

unreligion

By |2012-08-25T20:06:29+00:00August 25th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, theology|

I appreciate this from Dane Ortlund’s recent book, Defiant Grace: The Surprising Message and Mission of Jesus. To give you a taste, here's a quote........ Christianity is the unreligion. It turns all our religious instincts on their head…...The ancient Greeks told us to be moderate by knowing our inclinations. The Romans told us to be strong by ordering our lives. Buddhism tells us to be disillusioned by annihilating our consciousness. Hinduism tells us to be absorbed by merging our souls. Islam tells us to be submissive by subjecting our wills. Agnosticism tell us to be at peace by ignoring our [...]