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Donald Miller on Christian Spirituality

“Too much of our time is spent trying to chart God on a grid, and too little is spent allowing our hearts to feel awe. By reducing Christian spirituality to formula, we deprive our hearts of wonder.”

— Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz, chapter 17

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June 27, 2007 · 6:46 pm

Donald Miller on Romance

“I think our society puts too much pressure on romantic love, and that is why so many romances fail. Romance can’t possibly carry all that we want it to.”

— Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz, chapter 14

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June 27, 2007 · 6:37 pm

Donald Miller on Want

“I think the things we want most in life, the things we think will set us free, are not the things we need… Sometimes the things we want most in life are the things that will kill us.”

— Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz, chapter 6

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June 27, 2007 · 6:34 pm

Donald Miller on Checks & Balances

“It is hard for us to admit we have a sin nature because we live in this system of checks and balances. If we get caught, we will be punished. But that doesn’t make us good people; it only makes us subdued. Just think about the Congress and Senate and even the president. The genius of the American system is not freedom; the genius of the American system is checks and balances. Nobody gets all the power. Everybody is watching everybody else. It is as if the founding fathers knew, intrinsically, that the soul of man, unwatched, is perverse.”

— Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz, chapter 2

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June 27, 2007 · 6:30 pm