"This is not the time for the church—or for us individually—to throw in the towel. This is the time for us to show up, probably more than we ever have before."
"[F]or far too long we have been content with a lukewarm expression of faith that is incapable of changing broken systems, structures, and relationships."
"[A]s humans we're so afraid of our shadow, our brokenness, that we hide it away from others and then from ourselves, but we're reenacting that shadow in different ways. And I believe that it's okay to acknowledge the shadow [and] acknowledge the brokenness before Christ and others so that healing can come. There is no shame."
"We got this invitation from God to this great feast, and somehow along the way we got the idea that we were supposed to be the bouncers, when in fact we're the guests."
"[In] the same way we sing, 'Take my hand, precious Lord, and lead me home,' it is to go to the streets and ask the people there, and say, 'Take my hand, and lead me on.' ... Because to take the hand is to take the heart—and to be transformed."
"We have the opportunity to literally be the people who embody transformation in our world. And if we don't think that we have that, we have lost the call of Jesus."