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  • Wayne shared from Tell It Slant: A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories and Prayers by Eugene H. Peterson
    Kingdom is not a matter that comes up for discussion from time to time. Kingdom is what is going on all the time, whether we are aware of it or not. But it is Jesus' intent to make us aware of it. Kingdom requires a total renovation of our imagination so that we are able to see what our eyes do not see, so that we are capable of participating in what will not be reported in tomorrow morning's newspaper.
    Note: A "renovation of the imagination" …
  • Wayne shared from Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N. T. Wright
    To suppose that we are saved, as it were, for our own private benefit, for the restoration of our own relationship with God (vital though that is!), and for our eventual homecoming and peace in heaven (misleading though that is!) is like a boy being given a baseball bat as a present and insisting that since it belongs to him, he must always and only play with it in private. But of course you can only do what you’re meant to do with a baseball bat when you’re playing with other people. And salvation only does what it’s meant to do when those who have been saved, are being saved, and will...
    Note: Salvation and baseball ...
  • Wayne shared from Tell It Slant: A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories and Prayers by Eugene H. Peterson
    Sabbath is the time set aside to do nothing so that we can receive everything, to set aside our anxious attempts to make ourselves useful, to set aside our tense restlessness, to set aside our media-satiated boredom. Sabbath is the time to receive silence and let it deepen into gratitude, to receive quiet into which forgotten faces and voices unobtrusively make themselves present, to receive the days of the just completed week and absorb the wonder and miracle still reverberating from each one, to receive our Lord's amazing grace.
    Note: Now that is pretty well said.
  • Wayne shared from Tell It Slant: A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories and Prayers by Eugene H. Peterson
    Hospitality is an exercise in humility: when we are guests we are in a position to receive. Hospitality is an exercise in generosity: when we are hosts we are in a position to give.
  • Wayne shared from Tell It Slant: A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories and Prayers by Eugene H. Peterson
    Jesus also used language to teach. Unlike the teaching that we are accustomed to in our schools, lectures designed to do our thinking for us, Jesus' teaching sparkled with scintillating aphorisms. He wasn't so much handing out information as reshaping our imaginations with metaphors so that we could take in the living multi-dimensioned truth that is Jesus.
    Note: Reshaped imagination … yes, please.
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