Twitter Favorites 2009

December 29, 2009


For all that Twitter has done to redefine the phrase “too much information” in 140 characters or less, for me it has been a constant source of encouragement and connection.  Connection not only with family, friends and prayer warriors, but also with leading Christian authors, artists, theologians, missiologists and thinkers who have been a constant encouragement to me (click here to see who I’m following–you’ll need an account with Twitter to do this).

Though the list is a bit lacking–having only begun in mid-October–still, I present to you in 140 characters or less and in no particular order, my favorite tweets from 2009 (view the whole list here–again, Twitter account required):

  • “Puritan Richard Sibbes: ‘We need bruising so that reeds may know themselves to be reeds, and not oaks.'” (via @laurenchandler)
  • “The ultimate apologetic for the Trinity is not a well crafted argument…it is the common life of the Christian community.” -Tim Chester (via @Jonathan_Dodson)
  • “There have been times when I think we do not desire heaven…more often I wonder whether…we have ever desired anything else” CS Lewis (via @STimmis)
  • “Abe: If reconciliation is just about us with God, we should just thankfully sit around–its about all things being reconciled–there’s work to do!” (via @JeffVanderstelt)
  • Out of the quarrel w/others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel w/ourselves we make art. W.B. Yeats (via @lensweet)
  • “It may not be necessity that makes all daises alike; it may be God makes every daisy separately, & has never grown tired of making them…It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we are…The repetition of nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical encore!” -GK Chesterton (via @STimmis) [Alright, this one is actually a three tweet series…]
  • “In times of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future.  The learned find themselves well equipped to live in a world that no longer exists -Eric Hoffer (via @alanhirsch)
  • ‘Death isn’t extinguishing the light from the Christian; it’s putting out the lamp because the dawn has come (via @andyupton)
  • Tim Orton quotes Eugene Peterson: the pastorate has devolved into a ‘nation of shopkeepers, keeping the customers satisfied’ Hurts to hear (via @lensweet)
  • God’s presence is not accidental to his teaching, but is essential to it.  God’s presence in human form…is itself the teaching ~Kierkegaard ((via @alanhirsch)

Amazing how much can fit in to 140 characters or less, eh?  I’d love it if you’d add your favorite tweets or quotes in the comments!

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One Response to “Twitter Favorites 2009”

  1. mom Says:

    what a great idea, sharing your favorite tweets. Thanks!


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