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.
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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 gospel is fiction when judged by the empire, but the empire is fiction when judged by the gospel.
The church meets to imagine what our lives can be like if the gospel were true.
The world for which you have been so carefully prepared is being taken away from you, by the grace of God.
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.
Sabbath is not simply the pause that refreshes. It is the pause that transforms.
We do not live by what is possessed but by what is promised.
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