Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Million Dollar Quotes

Here are some thought-provoking quotes I've come across recently in my reading. No comments. Just chew on them.

  • "If you study the statistics, the typical modern American is much more likely to be exposed to a new religious insight or doctrine at the mall or the movie multiplex than in a traditional sanctuary. This is how modern Americans spend their time, spend their money and make their decisions. Day by day, they have evolved into mass-media disciples." (Terry Mattingly in Pop Goes Religion.
  • The world of entertainment and mass communications--through television, radio, contemporary music, movies, magazines, art, video games and pop literature--is indisputably the most extensive and influential theological training system in the world." (George Barna & Mark Hatch, Boiling Point)
  • "The church is only the church when it exists for others." (Mark Buchanan)
  • "We stop thinking about the lyrics of a song after hearing it thirty times. That has profound implications when it comes to worship. If we aren't careful, we stop worshiping in spirit and in truth and start lip syncing. Maybe that's why the Psalmist exhorts us eight times to sing a new song." (Mark Batterson)
  • "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." (George Bernard Shaw)
  • "Give me a person who knows little theology but wants to learn as he or she goes. A person who wants to live it, a person who wants to make a difference in society--and that person will change the world." (Bob Roberts, Jr., Glocalization)

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