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“It’s not like God has a call-in radio show”

November 13th, 2004 · 1 Comment

On my way home from the conference, I read Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. It’s a book that friends gave to us, a story of nonreligious thoughts, experiences and spiritual journey.

I think part of my problem is that I want spirituality to be more close and more real. I understand why people wear crystals around their necks and why they perform chants and gaze at the stars. They are lonely. I’m not talking about lonely for a lover or a friend. I mean lonely in the universal sense, lonely inside the understanding that we are tiny little people on a tiny little earth suspended in an endless void that echoes past stars and stars of stars. And it’s not like God has a call-in radio show.
page 92

Ah, but what if God had a podcast?!…a Godcast?!
no sooner have I drafted this quote then I happen to tune into Adam’s Curry’s recorded podcast for November 11th which featured the mention of Godcast, shows in the ipodder religion directory

Imagine if God had a call-in radio show?! Who would call in and what would be said?!

Or imagine if God had a podcast, a message you could hear every day…

I also liked this insight that also used radio for illustration…

Living in community made me realize one of my faults: I was addicted to myself. All I thought about was myself. The only thing I really cared about was myself. I had very little concept of love, altruism or sacrifice. I discovered that my mind is like a radio that picks up only one station, the one that plays me: K-DON, all Don, all the time.
page 181

Hey, I think I have one of those inner radio stations too, not K-DON, of course….

I also appreciated this thought.

And that’s when I realized that believing in God is as much like falling in love as it is making a decision. Love is both something that happens to you and something you decide upon.
page 104

I liked the idea that faith is like falling in love…

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 joann // Nov 16, 2004 at 7:01 pm

    So you liked his book, too? I found the book did a wonderful job in describing so many situations and issues that some of us have with ourselves in relation to God and others. It was very helpful to me in putting a better perspective on many issues. I mean… I really really liked the book. It rang true for me. It did leave me with a wistful feeling…

    My two posts on Donald Miller’s two books:

    I haven’t read this second book yet, just got a quote of it from amazon.com. I’ll be reading it as soon as I get a copy of it.

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