“We live in a culture that knows little or nothing of a life that listens and waits, a life that attends and adores. What makes things even more difficult, we live in a church that knows even less of this life that makes friends with silence, a life that leaves time and space for the Holy Spirit to breathe into our hourglass lives and form a mature Christ life. The consequences are alarming as our great Christian heritage becomes more superficial by the decade, shallow and trivialized, noisy and glitzy with god-talk.”

– Eugene Peterson, “As Kingfishers Catch Fire”