... would-be leaders must now become anthropologists. The as-good-as-dead Industrial Age cultural paradigm is being replaced by a new culture that requires the fieldwork skills of an anthropologist, the dedication of a missionary, the patience of a saint, the learning curve of a child, the cunning of a spy, the stamina of an athlete and the resolve of a Coast Guard sailor. Leonard Sweet. AQUACHURCH: ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP ARTS FOR PILOTING YOUR CHURCH IN TODAY'S FLUID CULTURE.
Lewis conveys objectivist values in a futher sense. Just as Spirit must incarnate itself in creation, so the artist necessarily incarnates himself in using the materils of his craft, the moralist in beneficent action...More completely than elsewhere, in the "Summa" he condems also what Alexander calls the "dangerous practice of introspection.*" At our most spiritual, we look outward and seek to incarnate ourselves in what we discover, make or do.Lionel Adey
. C.S.LEWIS: WRITER, DREAMER & MENTOR
*"The mind which broods over itself in dangerous practial introspection abandons itself to the enjoyment of itself."Samuel Alexander. SPACE, TIME AND DEITY
Truth seduces us very easily into a kind of joy of possession: I have comprehended this and that, learned it, understood it. Knowledge is power. I am therefore more than the other many who does not know this and that. I have greater possibilities and also greater temptations. Anyone who deals with truth – as we theologians certainly do – succumbs all too easily to the psychology of the possessor. But love is the opposite of the will to possess. It is self-giving. It boasteth not itself, but humbleth itself. Helmut Thielick
. A LITTLE EXERCISE FOR YOUNG THEOLOGIANS