quotes of the week #37

Here are my favorite quotes of the week to share with you. 37th edition...

“Jesus’ proclamations threatens the status quo, something that would perhaps appeal to the poor and oppressed, but would inspire something less than enthusiasm among the well-to-do and powerful for whom the status quo was a nice arrangement.” – Brian McLaren, author & leader

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” – William James, psychologist and philosopher

“I have come to believe that the major threat to the viability of our faith is that of consumerism. This is a far more heinous and insidious challenge to the gospel, because in so many ways it infects each and every one of us.” – Alan Hirsch, author

“Christianity often has offered little to the world, other than the hope that things will get better in heaven.” – Shane Claiborne, activist, author, and ordinary radical

“People who are obsessed with Jesus live lives that are connected with the poor in some way or other.” – Francis Chan, author and pastor

“Many organizations are infected with ‘terminal niceness.’” – Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author and business guru
[speaking of how we keep people around who have had too many chances already]

“Never make a principle out of your experience. Let God be as original with others as He is with you.” – Oswald Chambers, late author

“What do you do when your religion isn’t big enough for God?” – Rob Bell, pastor and author

"The Bible gives us all we must know, but not all that there is to know." – James White, pastor and author

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle