About D. Winter

Hailing from near the devil’s wilderness, across the blue yonder, I was called out of obscurity to be a disciple of Jesus, a husband, a dad and a pastor in Calgary. I’m a lover of cultures, the occasional cold brew, a bookworm, an avid sports fan, and I’m slowly learning the banjo!

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  • D. shared from Beauty Will Save the World: Rediscovering the Allure and Mystery of Christianity by Brian Zahnd
    The task of the church is to creatively and faithfully sing the songs of the Lamb in the midst of a world founded upon the beastly principles of greed, decadence, and violence. What is needed is not an ugly protest, but a beautiful song; not a pragmatic system, but a transcendent symphony. Why? Because God is more like a musician than a manager, more like a composer of symphonies than a clerk keeping ledgers.
    Note: This book is so good (I'm still in the preface!)
  • D. shared from Beauty Will Save the World: Rediscovering the Allure and Mystery of Christianity by Brian Zahnd
    Instead of angry protesters shaking our fists at a secular culture, we should be joyful singers transforming the secular with the sacred. Instead of alienated separatists sequestered in Christian enclaves, we are to transform malls and food courts into cathedrals by our beautiful song. If the church of the twenty-first century will lay down its anger and frustration, and instead joyfully sing the melody of Christ in the malls of meaninglessness, we can perhaps once again astonish a weary world with the beauty of the gospel.
  • D. shared from Beauty Will Save the World: Rediscovering the Allure and Mystery of Christianity by Brian Zahnd
    Our task is not to protest the world into a certain moral conformity, but to attract the world to the saving beauty of Christ.
    Note: From Brian Zahnd's "Beauty a will save the World"
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D. Winter