“Both of these issues–life comes at us fast nullifying conscious decision-making, and our choices today were actually made yesterday–highlight the role of virtue in Christian spiritual formation. We can think of virtue as a holy habit, or what I call holy automaticity.” (, Practicing Jesus: Part 2, the Second Mistake of Spiritual Formation)

    “In 1984, toward the end of a long career studying relations between landscape and culture, the historian and critic J.B. Jackson alighted on a new definition for his subject. Landscape, he argued, is β€œspace deliberately created to speed up or slow down the process of nature.”” (Brett Milligan, Accelerated and Decelerated Landscapes)