For too long the Church has been seen as an oasis in the desert - offering water to those who are thirsty. In contrast, the emerging community appears more as a desert in the oasis of life, offering silence, space and desolation amidst the sickly nourishment of Western capitalism. It is in this desert, as we wander together as nomads, that God can be found. For it is here that we are nourished by our hunger.
- Peter Rollins, How (Not) to Speak of God