Thursday, January 10, 2008

"One of the biggest blows to Christianity's vitality and legitimacy occurred on the day that Constantine made it the official religion of the Empire. Nobody in his or her right mind would want to be a member of a socially acceptable religion. It's very dangerous for the soul."

-- Phyllis Tickle

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

"When I was a delegate at the 1975 Assembly of the World Council of Churches I found over and over again that it was when we said what we really meant, expressing ourselves and our viewpoints most clearly, that real fellowship and trust came about — not when we hid the light of truth under a bushel of tolerance."

-- N.T. Wright

Saturday, January 05, 2008

"Never in my 15 years at 'Charisma' have I known a time of such intense spiritual turbulence. ...recent religious scandals have so tarnished our credibility that we have become a curious freak show. Many unbelievers now associate ministers with wife-swapping, wife-beating, no-fault divorce, gay affairs and $10,000-a-night hotel rooms. We need a Holy Ghost housecleaning."

-- J. Lee Grady, editor of "Charisma" magazine.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

"If you cannot convince them, confuse them."

-- Harry S. Truman (my first cousin, twice removed)