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Leonard Sweet: Church Leaders, God Has Given You This Moment—Don’t Miss It

“The cultural moment we’re in is one that’s really pregnant with possibilities for tremendous good and tremendous evil.”

“As I look back at what I had failed to see in the past, I failed to appreciate the power of franchise. I thought that everybody really wanted to be a unique, original, one-of-a-kind person. And the human species is really a lemming species. We don’t want to be one-of-a-kind original.”

“My theology, the older I get, my theology is becoming more complex, more nuanced, more sophisticated. But at the same time, my faith is getting more simple.”

“We seem to need a template. We seem to need a blueprint. People have trouble coming up with that template themselves.”

“I don’t see the human need to franchise as negatively as I used to. But I do think if it stays there, then we have a danger. Once you get the franchise and you make it your own, then you need to make it local.”

“We need more of an immersion, if you will, in the story of Scriptures, in our birth stories of what it means to be human.”

“I’m all for reading the Bible in a whole fresh way, not as chapter and verse, but as one story from Genesis to the maps, to see it as one story and to read it cinematically.”

“In many ways, I think our faith was made for a time like this. The more challenging the times become, the greater the call for a faith that is built on a strong and firm foundation.”

“This is the moment that God has given us. Don’t miss your moment.”

Mentioned in the Show

Genesis 1-2
Matthew 18:1-5
Matthew 25:1-13

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