Dan Kimball Quotes

Eight Quotes by: Dan Kimball of Vintage Faith Church

My wife and I spent an hour in the labyrinth and found ourselves calmed and refreshed, our perspective uniquely restored. We made our own prayer path after the convention ó we knew we couldnít keep this experience to ourselves. A few months later we featured a labyrinth as part of Gracelandís annual art event at Santa Cruz Bible Church. Graceland artists recreated the labyrinth with a kit we purchased (The Prayer Path, Group Publishing), transforming one of the churchís multipurpose rooms into a medieval prayer sanctuary. The team hung art on the walls, draped fabric, and lit candles all around the room to create a visual sense of sacred space.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 1st October 2009.
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In the emerging culture, darkness represents spirituality. We see this in Buddhist temples, as well as Catholic and orthodox churches. Darkness indicates that something serious is happening.
Book: by Dan Kimball entitled: Sacred Space: A Hands-On Guide Published: 4th November 2008.
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Our faith also includes kingdom living, part of which is the responsibility to fight locally and globally for social justice on behalf of the poor and needy. Our example is Jesus, who spent His time among the lepers, the poor and the needy.
Book: by Dan Kimball entitled: The Emerging Church ( Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003), p. 224. Published: 2003.
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We have neglected so many of the disciplines of the historical church, including weekly fasting, practicing the silence {aka the Desert Fathers}, and lectio divina
Book: by Dan Kimball entitled: The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations [Grand Rapids: Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 2003] p223. Published: 2003.
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How ironic that returning to a raw and ancient form of worship is now seen as new and even cutting edge. We are simply going back to a vintage form of worship which has been around for as long as the church has been in existence.
Book: by Dan Kimball entitled: The Emerging Church, p. 169. Published: 2003.
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Aesthetics is not an end in itself. But in our culture, which is becoming more multi-sensory and less respectful of God, we have a responsibility to pay attention to the design of the space where we assemble regularly. In the emerging culture, darkness represents spirituality. We see this in Buddhist temples, as well as Catholic and Orthodox churches. Darkness communicates that something serious is happening.
Book: by Dan Kimball entitled: The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations [Grand Rapids: Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 2003] p223. Published: 2003.
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So, the emerging church is about a re-imagining: re-imagining our preaching, our evangelism, and our worship services. A re-imagining of new types of churches and an opportunity to be rethinking all we do because we recognize that the next generation is at stake if we don't.
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Meditative prayer like that we experienced in the labyrinth resonates with hearts of emerging generations.
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