When Jesus got to the point when most people today are thinking of retirement, he goes - 'time to save the world!'
The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create.
God is a God of motion, of movement, and of mission... Mission is not an activity of the church but an attribute of God. God is a missionary God, Jesus is a missionary Messiah, and the Spirit is a missionary Spirit. Missions is the family business.
Too many Christians want to change the world not because they love the world but because they hate the world
God did His most magnificent work while Adam was asleep. This episode contains and important insight: When man rests, God works.
The teachings of Jesus begin in story and end in symbol - they begin in parable and end in us. These are not Bible stories that we learn; these are our stories.
Energy-fire experiences take us into ourselves only that we might reach outside of ourselves. Metanoia is a de-centering experience of connected-ness and community. It is not an exercise in reciting what Jesus has done for me lately. Energy-fire ecstasy, more a buzz than a binge, takes us out of our
A billion homo sapiens are added every 11 years to the planet. The hypertrophy of a single species pushes other life-forms out of bed and into extinction. The decline of biological diversity is real and severe. The alarming loss of soil fertility, forest cover, and coral reef viability and the relea
No one "discovers" the future. The future is not a discovery. The future is not a destiny. The future is a decision, an intervention. Do nothing and we drift fatalistically into a future not driven by technology alone, but by other people's need, greed, and creed. The future is not some dim and dist
What is the difference between a living thing and a dead thing? In the medical world, a clinical definition of death is a body that does not change. Change is life. Stagnation is death. If you don't change, you die. It's that simple. It's that scary.
The strength of the church is not the strength of its institutions but the authenticity of its witness.
As a cosmion incarnating the cells of a new body, New Lights will function as transitional vessels through which transforming energy can renew the divine image in the world, moving postmoderns from one state of embodiment to another.
The time to save God's Dream is now. The people to save God's Dream are you.
The church must provide postmoderns with an alternity of rituals by which they can turn and tune to one another and feel connected to the cosmos.
It would not do for the consumer to know that the hamburger she is eating came from a steer who spent much of his life standing deep in his own excrement in a feedlot, helping to pollute the local streams. Or that the calf that yielded the veal cutlet on her plate spent its life in a box in which it
Your life is not your own: it belongs to God. To "be yourself" is to be and do what God wants you to be and do, knowing that God created you for a mission and knows you and your mission better than you do.
People who minister worldwide to protect and conserve the environment are of no lower status than those who minister to plant churches.
What you do is your history. What you set in motion is your legacy.
Can you imagine doing ministry the last five hundred years and getting away with â€˜Sorry, I donâ€™t do booksâ€™? Can you imagine doing ministry in the next five years and getting away with â€˜Sorry, I donâ€™t do Facebookâ€™?
Stagnation is death. If you don't change, you die. It's that simple. It's that scary.
The essence of leadership is relationship; influencing people to achieve things together that can't be achieved alone.
Hirsch and Ford believe that we've 'demonstrated' enough. It's now time for 'doing.' This book shows how to be missional 'Right Here, Right Now.'
The true leader makes each team member twice the person they were before.
Jesus invested everything he had in a team. The Bible knows nothing about solo ministry, only team ministry.
Leadership is the art of the future.
The Chains of conformity click in tiresomely monotonous unison.
Two opposing gospels are fighting one another for the soul of our nation and, increasingly, the world: the gospel of consumption and the gospel of peace.
The "hole in the moral ozone" is really what's behind the hole in the ozone.
To imagine things other than they are is the essence of hope. It is also the stuff of revolution.
The greater the amount of knowledge you accumulate, the bigger your island gets, but the greater the shoreline of the unknown becomes. In short, the more you know, the more you know you donâ€™t know.