"Only something we do every day has the power to transform us."
"Hope is what you get when you suddenly realize that a different worldview is possible, a worldview in which the rich, the powerful, and the unscrupulous do not after all have the last word. The same worldview shift that is demanded by the resurrection of Jesus is the shift that will enable us to transform the world"
"The gospel of Jesus—the good news of Jesus’ own message—is that there is a way of being that moves beyond both secular and religious conventional wisdom. The path of transformation of which Jesus spoke leads from a life of requirements and measuring up (whether to culture or to God) to a life of relationship with God. It leads from a life of anxiety to a life of peace and trust. It leads from the bondage of self-preoccupation to the freedom of self-forgetfulness. It leads from life centered in culture to life centered in God."
"Religious experience is not an experience of anything, it's what transforms your experience of everything. If religious experience was just an experience, you can get better experiences from taking Ayahuasca, from drinking, or something like that. But for the mystics, the true religious experience didn't mean that a new experience happened in your life, it meant that all the experiences you have are fundamentally transformed."