Scot McKnight quotes

  • What the church most needs is not heroes of faith, but faithful followers of Jesus.
    -- Scot McKnight

    #Jesus #Hero #Faithful

  • Those who aren't following Jesus aren't his followers. Its that simple. Followers follow, and those who don't follow aren't followers. To follow Jesus means to follow Jesus into a society where justice rules, where love shapes everything. To follow Jesus means to take up his dream and work for it.
    -- Scot McKnight

    #Dream #Jesus #Mean

  • The assumption that the gospel can be reduced to a note card is already off on the wrong track.
    -- Scot McKnight

    #Track #Cards #Assumption

  • We need to shed our unearthly and nonsocial and idealistic and romantic and uber-spiritual visions of kingdom and get back to what Jesus meant. By kingdom, Jesus means: God's Dream Society on earth, spreading out from the land of Israel to encompass the whole world.
    -- Scot McKnight

    #Dream #Spiritual #Jesus

  • Our biggest problem is that we have an entire culture shaped by a misunderstanding of the gospel. That so-called gospel is deconstructing the church
    -- Scot McKnight

    #Church #Culture #Problem

  • Jesus wanted far more than to be accepted into one's life.  He wanted to take over, and his essential call was to trust him enough to surrender one's entire being to him.
    -- Scot McKnight

    #Jesus #Essentials #Surrender

  • Many think Jesus came to earth so you and I can have a special kind of spiritual experience and then go merrily along, as long as we pray and read our Bibles and develop intimacy with the unseen God but ignore the others-oriented life of justice and love and peace that Jesus embodied.
    -- Scot McKnight

    #Spiritual #Jesus #Thinking

  • God's idea of redemption is community-shaped.
    -- Scot McKnight

    #Ideas #Community #Redemption

  • On politics I strive as much as possible to let my passions be for God and for the Church and for others (the Jesus Creed). I place no confidence in redemption by way of politics. The political hope ebbs and flows every 8 years now; I don't get all riled up if a Republican or a Democrat wins; I don't think it matters that much to what we are called to do on a daily basis.
    -- Scot McKnight

    #Jesus #Passion #Winning

  • To walk into the Jefferson memorial is to be in a temple of the pure idolatry of reason
    -- Scot McKnight

    #Memorial #Temples #Reason

  • The idea that relationships are not a strategy is potent; and the sad commentary proceeds to say that often relationships are seen as a strategy, a means to accomplish great things - except love and relationship are not what is really wanted. We want to appear relational so people will like what we have to offer. It's the difference between wanting a good marriage and loving the person you married.
    -- Scot McKnight

    #School #Mean #Ideas

  • One reason why so many Christians today don't know the Old Testament is because their 'gospel' doesn't even need it.
    -- Scot McKnight

    #Christian #Today #Needs

  • God was on the move; God is on the move; and God will always be on the move. Those who walk with God and listen to God are also on the move. Reading the Bible so we can live it out today means being on the move—always. Anyone who stops and wants to turn a particular moment into a monument, as the disciples did when Jesus was transfigured before them, will soon be wondering where God has gone.
    -- Scot McKnight

    #Jesus #Moving #Reading

  • Love one another strenuously because it's hard.
    -- Scot McKnight

    #Love One Another