Many of the bloggers I read have posted notes from each of the Catalyst speakers. Rather than do that, I am going to offer a tasty sampling of the high points (in my opinion, of course) from some of the speakers that truly spoke to my soul:
Monday, October 13, 2008
-A true leader gauges reality and gives hope.
-Positive deviants: you have to do something people can criticize.
-Become heretics! (person who holds controversial opinions in an area)
-A heretic is someone whose faith is so deep, they are willing to endure the criticism of the status quo.
-Heretics don't let the rules of religion get in the way of their faith.
-Can you get through your theological paradigms that don't work but you hold on to?
-Many Christians have a problem with the book's depiction of the Trinity as a circle of relationship rather than a chain of command. God is inviting us into His circle!
-God has an affection that is relentless in our direction.
-A "to-do" list without a "stop doing" list shows a profound lack of discipline.
-Invest your time in being "interested" rather than "interesting".
-God is preparing you for what He is preparing for you.
-Don't forget the promise and forfeit the payoff because you fainted in the process.
-There is something that you can create in our culture that may otherwise go undone.
-Pay attention to the people who are breaking the rules. It is the rule-breakers who are often
Yum yum! Hope you enjoyed the random sampling from the feast that is Catalyst.