Tag: Barbara Brown Taylor

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More God

“When I hear people talk about what is wrong with organized religion, or why their mainline churches are failing, I hear about bad music, inept clergy, mean congregations, and preoccupations with institutional maintenance. I almost never hear about the intellectualization of the faith, which strikes me as a far greater danger than anything else on ...

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Thoughts on Sabbath

I’ve thoroughly been enjoying Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, An Altar in the World. Here are a few of her thoughts on Sabbath: “Busy is how our culture measures worth” (p. 123). Our culture invariably supposes that action and accomplishment are better than rest, that doing something….anything…is better than doing nothing. For so much of our ...

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The Art of Being Lost

“They needed 40 years in the wilderness to learn the ‘holy art of being lost’.” Barbara Brown Taylor “Obviously she is talking about the Israelites. 40 years. Slow learners? It might be easy for us to say yes to that question but really – aren’t we all slow learners when it comes to the ‘holy ...

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Wisdom and Revelation

 “When I hear people talk about what is wrong with organized religion, or why their mainline churches are failing, I hear about bad music, inept clergy, mean congregations, and preoccupations with institutional maintenance. I almost never hear about the intellectualization of the faith, which strikes me as a far greater danger than anything else on ...