Honorable Mentions: Get Lost, February 9, 2020

Honorable Mentions: Get Lost, February 9, 2020

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.  Sermon delivered by Pastor Bryan Hackett. 

Biblical References:

John 16:29; Luke 17:33; Matthew 6:6; Psalm 91:1; Acts 26:28;

Movie Scenes:

“We’re Good and Lost Now,” Pirates of the Caribbean 3, At World’s End (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB80UE-nW9c)

Songs Quoted:

“Oceans”-Hillsong United https://www.google.com/search?q=you+call+me+out+upon+the+water&oq=you+call+me+out+&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l7.4191j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Other Quotes:

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”–From Hamlet, Shakespeare.

“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”–Steven Covey

Books Referenced:

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, by Cynthia Borgeault (https://www.amazon.com/Centering-Prayer-Awakening-Cynthia-Bourgeault/dp/1561012629/ref=sr_1_1?crid=YV2VQ6DLKUJU&keywords=centering+prayer+and+inner+awakening+by+cynthia+bourgeault&qid=1581702962&sprefix=centering+%2Caps%2C183&sr=8-1)

“Intentional silence almost always feels like work. It doesn’t come naturally to most people, and there is in fact a considerable resistance raised from the mind itself: ‘You mean I just sit there and make my mind a blank?’ Then the inner talking begins in earnest, and you ask yourself, ‘How can this be prayer?
How can God give me my imagination, reason, and feelings and then expect me not to use them?’ ‘Where do I go if I stop thinking? Is it safe?”

“Virtually every spiritual tradition that holds a vision of human transformation at its heart also claims that a practice of intentional silence is non-negotiable. Period. You just have to do it.”

“Like most of the great spiritual masters of our universe, Jesus taught from the conviction that we human beings are victims of a tragic case of mistaken identity. The person I normally take myself to be—that busy, anxious little ‘I’ so preoccupied with its goals, fears, desires, and issues—is never even remotely the whole of who I am, and to seek the fulfillment of my life at this level means to miss out on the bigger life[!] This is why, according to his teaching, the one who tries to keep his ‘life’ (i.e., the small one) will lose it, and the one who is willing to lose it will find the real thing.”

Why I Am Not a Christian, by Bertrand Russell (https://www.amazon.com/Why-I-Am-Not-Christian-ebook/dp/B015WSWDA4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=15I0EUNW2Q9CM&keywords=why+i+am+not+a+christian+by+bertrand+russell&qid=1581703287&sprefix=why+I+am+not+a+%2Caps%2C190&sr=8-1)

“It is evident that a man with a scientific outlook on life cannot let himself be intimidated by texts of Scripture or by the teaching of the church. He will not be content to say “such-and-such an act is sinful, and that ends the matter.” He will inquire whether it does any harm or whether, on the contrary, the belief that it is sinful does harm. And he will find that, especially in what concerns sex, our current morality contains a very great deal of which the origin is purely superstitious.”

“…But the defenders of traditional morality are seldom people with warm hearts, as may be seen from the love of militarism displayed by church dignitaries. One is tempted to think that they value morals as affording a legitimate outlet for their desire to inflict pain; the sinner is fair game, and therefore away with tolerance!”

 

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