gratitude & hoopla: Heads Up

gratitude & hoopla

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

20.9.05

Heads Up

Christianity Today has a nice interview with Richard Foster and Dallas Willard, called The Making of a Christian. It's all about spiritual formation. Some snippets:
Willard: "What we need is more examples of people who actually have character that is Christlike."

Foster: "The problem today is that evangelism has reached the point of diminishing returns. I talk with people and they say, 'What am I to be converted to? I look at Christians and statistically they aren't any different.' You want to be able to point to people who are really different."

Willard: "We're just talking about learning to do the things that Jesus is favorable toward and doing it out of a heart that has been changed into his."

Foster: "We don't know yet whether people are going to take this seriously enough to where it really sinks down into the deep habit structures of life. You can't hope to accomplish in 40 days what it takes 40 years to do. There has to be a willingness for barren day after barren day after barren day, a willingness for new forms of worship, new forms of living."
Interesting and challenging words.

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