Find the best quotes by John Ortberg.
Nobody lives up to the norms that God had in mind when he first created human beings.
Churches can become places of cynicism, resistance, and pessimism.
When preaching is done right, it can change lives. When it’s done badly, my failure goes beyond the merely human.
Normally, if someone’s legacy will outlast their life, it’s apparent when they die. On the day when Alexander the Great, or Caesar Augustus, or Napoleon,…
You can only love and be loved to the extent that you know and are known by somebody.
Sometimes in churches somebody will discover a particular vein of spirituality and seek to recruit others into it, or assume a superior position because they…
The church is in the hope business.
A bad sermon is like a car wreck – everyone slows down to see what happened.
The human longings that are deep inside of us never go away. They exist across cultures; they exist throughout life. When people were first made,…
Spiritual formation is for everyone. Just as there is an ‘outer you’ that is being formed and shaped all the time, like it or not,…
Art is built on the deepest themes of human meaning: good and evil, beauty and ugliness, life and death, love and hate. No other story…
Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness.
I don’t have a problem with delegation. I love to delegate. I am either lazy enough, or busy enough, or trusting enough, or congenial enough,…
I hate how hard spiritual transformation is and how long it takes. I hate thinking about how many people have gone to church for decades…
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