“If you want to build a ship, don’t summon people to buy wood, prepare tools, distribute jobs, and organize the work, rather teach people the yearning for the wide, boundless ocean.”—Antoine de Saint Extupery
“The principle of selectivity and concentration is engraved in the universe, and will bring results no matter who practices it, whether the church believes it or not …. A few people so dedicated in time will shake the world for God. Victory is never won by the multitudes.”—Robert Coleman
“We don’t have honest evangelicalism. We have an American Christian economy driven by market share and media. You got a good idea? Publish it (with a workbook). You got a creative ministry? Put it on a DVD. You got a heart for the poor? Make money off of it. Anything is marketable. Bank on it.”—Jesus the Radical Pastor
The emerging church is about to gain mass media coverage. After years of being an interesting but ultimately niche spiritual-cultural experiment, TV broadcasters in the UK and Australia are joining forces to feature emerging church in a ‘big brother’ style virtual reality show.
“Some young people have the opportunity to choose the kind of work which they will earn their living. To make that choice on selfish grounds is probably the greatest single sin that any young person can commit, for it is the deliberate withdrawal from allegiance to God of the greatest part of time and strength.”—
“Christ as the means of salvation, and the people of God as his primary redemptive agents in the world.”—Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey, Walter A. Elwell and Robert W. Yarrough, Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998, 358.