Friday, August 07, 2009

quote quota

"We're looking for something casual for the Son of God"
-Michael Keaton's character in The Dream Team

"Christianity has nothing to do with morality; absolutely nothing."
-Jacques Ellul

"Yes, U2 uses salty language. Yes, they are Christian. And sometimes our language isn't salty enough"
-Tony Campolo to Ellis and me

"40 Days of WHAT? Never heard of it!"
-Walter Brueggeman , video

"The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty"
-Anne Lammott, Plan B

"Once you label me you negate me...
With God's help, I will become myself."
-Soren Kierkegaard

"You don't have to believe to belong."

"We judge others by their actions, and ourselves by our intentions."
-Rev. Kev Clancey

"Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries."
-Elizabeth Browning

"Gimme a P! Gimme an R! Gimme an A! Gimme a Y" Give me an N! Give me an A Give me a KED! What's that spell?"
-St. Mike Roe

"One of their own truth-tellers has said ' All Cretans are liars'"
-Titus 1:12

""The universe, at base, is music"
-Leonard Sweet

"Context is Everything"
-Rev. Bubba Xavier P. "Leroy" McGuiilcutti III 1/2, Jr., Esq.

"Metaphor is a loud fart on the salon of spirituality"
-Eugene Peterson

"The straight line is godless and immoral."
-Friedensriech Hundertwasserin:

“On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies’ straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping god may wake someday and take offense, or the waking god may draw us out to where we can never return.”
-Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk

"It's postmodern! Neocubist! Brilliant use of negative space! Do you know WHY it's a brilliant use of negative space, Ed?.....Because Jesus wants it that way!!"
-Peter Boyle's character in The Dream Team.  See video here

"Become what you already are"
-Paul, Philippians 3:16

"Go and tell that bitch Herod, that today and tomorrow I am casting out demons and healing people, ,and on the third day i will reach my goal."
-Jesus, Luke 13:31


  1. The Ellul and Campolo quotes work really well together -- but I think the Peterson quote tops them both!

  2. Hey, Stephen..i agree..

    Love your blog..keep up the good work

  3. Wondered if you had read this? Encountering God on the 360 tour. Great stuff

    Love the blog


  4. St Paul..thanks,I hadn't!

    Made it today's post.


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