*The best way to give ourselves to God is to give ourselves to each other.
*"We need to celebrate what is right with the world instead of wallowing in what is wrong." This has become a major theme throughout the conference.
*Robert Frost said "My object in life is to unite my avocation with my vocation."
*To love what you do, you have to make sure you keep your cup filled.
*You need to hang out with people who love what they do.
*Sometimes, to fall in love with what you do, you have to fake it for a little while.
*Don't worry about making a difference. Make a contribution. I'm not sure if Jones is a believer. So I added to this, "Make a contribution and God will use you to make a difference.
*It's important to practice one breath meditation. "Take all of life in and give it all back."
*The light that makes us shine is not from the outside, but from the inside.
*We must embrace the truth of pain and loss in order to point others to the light.
*Never before seen clip from the Bono interview at last year's Leadership Summit!
-All music is worship. It may be worship of the self. It may be worship of women. But it's all worship.
-One of the main things Christian music is missing is the tension between hope and despair. Where are our songs of despair. Gospel songs are primarily about how great and happy the world is. That's the ideal. But I relate more with the blues.
*Cynicism lacks courage
*Make sure to look up G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy!
*It's not enough to be people of hope. Our hope has to penetrate the lives of others.
*Have the audacity to hope and just watch what our God can do!
*There's a growing interest in Jesus in our culture, but a growing disinterest in the church and christians.
*"I like your Christ. I do not like your christians. Your christians are so unlike your Christ." -Ghandi
*6 things non-believers think about the church and christians:
1) The church is "organized religion" and all into right wing politics.
2) The church is judgemental and negative.
3) The church is male-dominated and oppresses women.
4) The church is homophobic.
5) The church arrogantly believes that they're right and all other religions are wrong.
6) The church is full of fundamentalists who take the whole Bible literally.
*Most christians and churches aren't like that.
And then, Brian McLaren said this and blew me away: "Dan's title is they like Christ but not christians. Part of our problem is that the church likes Christ but not them."
Tune in tomorrow for more learnings...