"I laugh a lot. I’m like a little laughing Buddha, I guess, a Buddha bird or somebody I could be called. If you’re not living a life that way, I think in this sense you’re missing the essence of life, so that’s the thing where, you gravitate to these religions hopefully that is not simply about rituals, but you’re infusing with a certain sense of being in terms of getting you through this life."
~E. Ethelbert Miller from Black & Universal
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“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
~C.S. Lewis, On Stories: And Other Essays in Literature
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"Education is a holistic endeavor that involves the whole person, including our bodies, in a process of formation that aims our desires, primes our imagination, and orients us to the world — all before we ever start thinking about it.”
~James K.A. Smith, Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation
Hear more of Professor Smith in Evangelicals Out of the Box
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"Life is an adventure of passion, risk, danger, laughter, beauty, love, a burning curiosity to go with the action to see what it is all about, to search for a pattern of meaning, to burn one’s bridges because you’re never going to go back anyway, and to live to the end."
~Saul Alinsky in Reveille for Radicals
(January 30, 1909 - June 12, 1972)
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"Our images, especially those that appear in life and play important roles in our transformation, stay with us forever. Once we have entertained an image, it is always potentially present to our gaze."
~Thomas Moore from Care of the Soul
Shared by listener Beth Martell in response to “Seth Godin on the Art of Noticing, and Then Creating.”
Read her comment and hear the show.
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