“We have normally pointed the finger outside the church and said ‘It’s the culture. It’s against us.’…But actually, the more we’ve looked into it...some of the problem is within the church itself, and specifically, historically, what the church has done with the Bible in the modern period."
“What you have to do as a pastor is you have to set aside your ego—you are not God’s gift to the world."
"It’s not doubt that is toxic, but unexpressed or unexplored doubt that is toxic."
“We have an unfair advantage—I think Christians do—in the marketplace of ideas, which is: Truth is on our side."
“A life of faithfulness is made of up hundreds of thousands of small decisions that compound over time that actually lead us in the right direction."
“I’m going to receive the love of God, even if it’s by faith—having nothing to do with my feelings."
“Real friendship happens when we move toward the people we are most tempted to avoid."
“When we’re united; when we’re one, nothing is impossible for us. And I tell you what: Satan hates that.”
“If I really believe good is God and lavish and wants to help me, I gotta be more that way with my kids."
Joni Eareckson Tada, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, is an international advocate for people with disabilities.
“You can’t fake your marriage in front of your kids and you can’t fake your marriage behind a pulpit."
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“We have a tendency to look at our past and feel that we can’t be used whereas it may be that past that God’s going to use to help someone else.”
“This is perhaps the most important pastoral issue for a new generation that we have: To enable people to find and fulfill the calling that God has on their lives."
“Wisdom with words is a recipe, according to the Bible, for healing. Wise words can heal people."
“We overestimate what we can do in a year and we underestimate what we can do in 10 years."
"Oftentimes people think they’re struggling with depression, but in fact what’s happening is they’re struggling with anxiety."
“Some of the dominant paradigms in how we think about worship largely turn congregations into spectators, into audiences."
“The church has always been changing its style—it’s never been changing its core principles of what’s biblical, what’s true, what’s God-honoring."
“I think the answer, in part, [to the problem of burn out] is we’ve got to clean up our act."