1. We are not pursuing dragons; we are the dragons. We are, all of us, Eustace Scrubb.
  2. This is the sound of freedom. The Eternal One died so that we who are dying might live eternally with him.
  3. A truly Lenten mindset sees the season as preparatory for the resurrection life of Easter as opposed to the mortification of Good Friday.
  4. The number forty calls to remembrance narratives of God’s great acts of redemption, but also our conformity to and participation in those narratives.
  5. There is no AA for legalists. At least not officially. But there ought to be, and it should be called your local church.
  6. We are the fruit that grows from the branch, which extends from the trunk of the tree, which is rooted in the soil that it grows out of, which is all Christ.
  7. What if the dissonance in this calendrical coincidence can be harmonized into a deeper melody?
  8. The driving impulse of Lent isn’t so much “giving up” things as it is “putting on” something.
  9. The more I got to know Dr. Rosenbladt, the more I saw that he wasn’t a man divided.
  10. At the Transfiguration, we say farewell to alleluia and hello to the horrific reality of our lost condition.
  11. He was rooted in his own tradition but gracious with others when they wanted to learn about his faith or their own.