Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Overheard

"Do you think that extroverts will be cured in heaven?"

-guy at World Vision International, who approached me after I spoke in chapel there.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Strong words from Eugene

"American religion is conspicuous for its messianically pretentious energy, its embarrassingly banal prose, and its impatiently hustling ambition."

Eugene Peterson, The Contemplative Pastor.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Introverts in Fiction

Here is an interesting and extensive list posted on Amazon.com that considers introverted literary characters.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sherlock Holmes, introvert

"He is not a man that is easy to draw out, though he can be communicative enough when the fancy seizes him." Stamford, describing Holmes to Watson in A Study in Scarlet.

"If I am to lodge with anyone, I should prefer a man of studious and quiet habits." Dr. Watson

"I get in the dumps at times, and don't open my mouth for days on end. You must not think I am sulky when I do that. Just let me alone, and I'll soon be right." Sherlock Holmes