quotes of the week #43

best quotes of the week:
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” – William Penn

“For me, it became hard to read the Bible and walk away as if I had just watched a nice movie. Jesus never seemed to do anything normal.” – Shane Claiborne

“If I diminish you, I diminish myself.” – Desmond Tutu

“He who thinks he leads but has no followers, is only taking a walk.” – John Maxwell

[unfortunately,] “the system works for those with the power and influence to change the system.” [so] “they can’t hear the cry.” – Rob Bell

“It is not easy to challenge the reigning plausibility structure. It is much easier to conform.” – Lesslie Newbigin

“It was the most religious who seemed to get the secret message of Jesus the least, and the least religious who seemed to get it the most.” – Brian McLaren

“Everybody should see kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in your warm greeting.” – Mother Teresa

“The hope offered to believers is not that we will be a peculiar elite group of people who will escape out of the world, leaving others behind to experience the wrath of God. The hope is rather that by our sacrificial participation in the ever-expanding kingdom, the whole creation will be redeemed.” – Greg Boyd

“If there’s a legitimate indictment of the Church today, it’s that we’re subcultural rather than countercultural.” – Jay Howard

“‘Theology’ and ‘science’ never exist in such a generalized, abstract sense, but always only in quite specific social, historical, and intellectual contexts.” – J. Wentzel van Huyssteen