WF Lifestyle Quote

“Fear isn’t only a guide to keep us safe; it’s also a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.”  –Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

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Why I Won't Give to Your Church

"We realize we're arrogant, and in many ways, contradictory. We're OK with that, but we're not OK with you being unwilling to admit to the same. More than half of us will leave the church at some point. Those of us still here find it increasingly difficult to stay. So what is it that we're looking for? What's the magic answer?

"There is none. What will satisfy one person my age may not satisfy me, and vice versa. But for what it's worth, here are my ideas, frustrations, and yes, a little advice."

WF Lifestyle Quote

“It’s time to take the words of Romans 12 seriously, with the admonition:  “Do not conform to the patterns of the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”  Historically, the prophetic imagination has shown us that God’s people are holy troublemakers, rabble-rousers and mischief-makers.  We are folks who refuse to accept the world as it is and insist on moving it closer to what it should be.”  –Shane Claiborne, Reject Apathy, Issue 01

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Teen Turns Grief Into 89 Acts of Kindness

"Ohio 18-year-old Samantha Manns recently lost her 89-year-old great-grandmother. Instead of making her bitter, her grief inspired her to do 89 random acts of kindness over the next 18 months. " 

WF Lifestyle Quote

“I’ve lost my cynicism about evangelical groups partly because I’ve seen them at work abroad.” –Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times columnist, Christianity Today, July 8, 2002

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Knowing How to See…

“Last year, Kenyan leader Kennedy Odede published an article in the New York Times entitled ‘Slumdog Tourism’ writing that ’slum tourism turns poverty into entertainment, something that can be momentarily experienced and then escaped from.

People think they’ve really ’seen’ something– and then go back to their lives and leave me, my family and my community right where we were before.’ This article ignited a flurry of blogging activity where short-term missions trips, in addition to ‘Slumdog Tourism,’ were tagged as ‘Ghetto Tours’, ‘Poverty Safari’s’ and even ‘Poverty Porn.”‘