Monday, March 17, 2008

Everything Must Change

Over the past couple months I have been working through a book called "Everything Must Change" by Brian McLaren, one of my favorite authors. I am nearing the end of the book so I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes from this text.

"All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers. Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born." (pg. 126-quoting Francois Fenelon)

"But we're living in an age of 'free markets'...What are markets to be free from? What are they freed for? For what purpose? Are markets freed from government regulation so that the rich can achieve luxurious levels of wealth, leaving the poor to starve or barely survive in degradation and indignity?" (pg. 231)

"What would it mean to trade the love of power for the power of love?" (pg. 184)

This has been a very profound and thought-provoking read by a man who has his feet solidly planted in the church and the culture. I highly recommend this book to those seeking a different way of doing church than what we grew up with.

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