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Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "The deep places in our lives - places of resistance and embrace - are reached only by stories, by images, metaphors and phrases that line out the world differently, apart from our fear and hurt."

The deep places in our lives - places of resistance and embrace - are reached only by stories, by images, metaphors and phrases that line out the world differently, apart from our fear and hurt.




Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "The task of prophetic ministry is to nurture, nourish, and evoke a consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousness and perception of the dominant culture around us."

The task of prophetic ministry is to nurture, nourish, and evoke a consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousness and perception of the dominant culture around us.




Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "The gospel is fiction when judged by the empire, but the empire is fiction when judged by the gospel."

The gospel is fiction when judged by the empire, but the empire is fiction when judged by the gospel.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "The power of the future lies not in the hands of those who believe in scarcity but of those who trust God's abundance."

The power of the future lies not in the hands of those who believe in scarcity but of those who trust God's abundance.




Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "The church meets to imagine what our lives can be like if the gospel were true."

The church meets to imagine what our lives can be like if the gospel were true.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "The world for which you have been so carefully prepared is being taken away from you, by the grace of God."

The world for which you have been so carefully prepared is being taken away from you, by the grace of God.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "Hope does not need to silence the rumblings of crisis to be hope."

Hope does not need to silence the rumblings of crisis to be hope.




Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "On the other hand, hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretension of the present, daring to announce that the present to which we have all made commitments is now called into question."

On the other hand, hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretension of the present, daring to announce that the present to which we have all made commitments is now called into question.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "Sabbath is not simply the pause that refreshes. It is the pause that transforms."

Sabbath is not simply the pause that refreshes. It is the pause that transforms.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "We do not live by what is possessed but by what is promised."

We do not live by what is possessed but by what is promised.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "Those who sign on and depart the system of anxious scarcity become the historymakers in the neighborhood."

Those who sign on and depart the system of anxious scarcity become the historymakers in the neighborhood.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "Buechner uses words with such transformative power that any comment on them is like the moon palely reflecting the sun."

Buechner uses words with such transformative power that any comment on them is like the moon palely reflecting the sun.




Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "God will recruit as necessary from the human cast in order to reorder human history."

God will recruit as necessary from the human cast in order to reorder human history.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "Sabbath is the celebration of life beyond and outside productivity."

Sabbath is the celebration of life beyond and outside productivity.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "And when we take ourselves too seriously, we are grim about the brothers and sisters, especially the dissenting ones, and there will be no health in us and no healing humor."

And when we take ourselves too seriously, we are grim about the brothers and sisters, especially the dissenting ones, and there will be no health in us and no healing humor.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "Every imperial agent wants to reduce what is possible to what is available."

Every imperial agent wants to reduce what is possible to what is available.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "Personal voice- prophesy- disrupts the state of communal numbness in which most of us exist."

Personal voice- prophesy- disrupts the state of communal numbness in which most of us exist.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "If the church is to be faithful it must be formed andordered from the inside of its experience and confession and not by borrowing from sources extenal to its own life."

If the church is to be faithful it must be formed andordered from the inside of its experience and confession and not by borrowing from sources extenal to its own life.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "There are buoyant powers of healing at work in the world that do not depend on us, that we need not finance or keep functioning and that are not at our disposal."

There are buoyant powers of healing at work in the world that do not depend on us, that we need not finance or keep functioning and that are not at our disposal.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "Give us courage for your easy burden, so to live untaxed lives."

Give us courage for your easy burden, so to live untaxed lives.



Walter Brueggemann Quotes: "Cynicism always comes clothed in "realism". The alternatives to begin with an act of imagination. Can we imagine another way?"

Cynicism always comes clothed in "realism". The alternatives to begin with an act of imagination. Can we imagine another way?