27 December 2004

i have been reading this amazing book called blue like jazz. it is a definate recomendation of mine for anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a post modern culture. it has spoken to me a lot! here are some of the things i underlined and these even though really good do not give the book justice as a whole:

"i sometimes wonder whether we are moving through time or time is moving through us"

"the greatest trick of the devil is not to get us into some sort of evil but rather have us wasting time. this is why the devil tries so hard to get Christians to be religious. if he can sink a man's mind into habit, he will prevent his heart from engaging God"

"it is hard for us to admit we have a sin nature because we live in this system of checks and balances. if we get caught, we will be punished. but that doesnt make us good people; it only makes us subdued."

"christian spirituality was not a children's story. it wasnt cute or neat. it was mystical and odd and clean, and it was reaching into dirty. there was wonder in it and enchantment."

"the entire world is falling apart because nobody will admit they are wrong. but by asking God to forgive you, you are willing to own your own crap."

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