«Expectations kill relationships — especially with God.»

Ann Voskamp

«Only those who have been wanderers long desolate can know the power there was in the latter appeal [Christianity].»

Lew Wallace

«Redeemed humanity is still young, it has hardly come to its full strength. But already there is joy enough in the little finger of a great saint such as yonder lady to waken all the dead things of the universe into life.»

C.S. Lewis

«I'm not a Christian, but I have read his book.»

Bill Maher

«In the afternoon the digestion of the meal deprives me of the incomparable lightness which characterizes the fast days.»

Adalbert de Vogüé

«We often speak of Anglican "comprehensiveness." If this is a way of making relativism palatable or a means of accommodating all shades of opinion with no regard for truth, then it needs to be rejected. If by comprehensive we mean the priority of a dialectic quest over precision and immediate closure, then we are speaking of the Anglican consciousness at its best.»

Urban T. Holmes III

«When we refer to 'the biblical approach to economics' or the biblical response to politics' or 'biblical womanhood,' we're using the Bible as a weapon disguised as an adjective.»

Rachel Held Evans

«I only run from darkness when I'm not confident in my ability to shine.»

D.R. Silva

«God's ways are higher than our ways not because he is less compassionate than we are but because he is more compassionate than we can ever imagine.»

Rachel Held Evans

«In the seeker-church movement the emphasis away from the use and explication of creedal confession is obvious, since the whole point is to focus on the 'felt-needs' of the person in the pew - especially the felt-needs of nonbelievers. The rationale is that the church and its main service are evangelistic in nature. Because nonbelievers simply cannot penetrate the arcana of historic Christianity, the felt-needs of people become the point of entry into conversation with them.»

James Davison Hunter

«We accept the kind of love we think we deserve.»

Ruthie Dean

«Homosexuality, to the limited extent it was discussed in our church, was little more than a political football, a quick test of orthodoxy.»

Matthew Vines

«You can never be really sure of how much you believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life or death to you.»

C.S. Lewis

«For all his gentleness and humility unto death on the Cross, God does not relinquish his attribute of being judge and consuming fire. Nothing is more majestic than his Passion; even his anxiety is sublime. And God never denies his attributes to those who are his light in the world. They shine like stars in the cosmos, and even their anxiety, if God allows it, bears the marks of their divine destiny.»

Hans Urs von Balthasar

«At the door he turned and looked back. She stood, facing away from him, the sunlight from the window enshrouding her in an unmerited halo of gold. Perhaps, he thought, that was how God saw all His children. Selfish and fallen, yes. But in the forgiving light of His Son, each wore an unmerited halo»

Julie Klassen

«I'm not particularly in favor of doctrine or creed, ordination, the elevation of holy texts, the institution of church, or, for that matter, Christianity. Like most religions, it has irreconcilable shortcomings and an unforgivable history. What I do favor is the attempt to make sense of things by living within a story. The Christian story, for good or ill, is my inheritance.»

Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew

«The resurrection is the revelation to chosen witnesses of the fact that Jesus who died on the cross is indeed king - conqueror of death and sin, Lord and Savior of all. The resurrection is not the reversal of a defeat but the proclamation of a victory. The King reigns from the tree. The reign of God has indeed come upon us, and its sign is not a golden throne but a wooden cross.»

Lesslie Newbigin

«There comes a moment in our lives when some of the pieces of the puzzle come together - where all our past experiences, both good and bad, are brought to bear in causing us to become who God intends us to be.»

Michael Card

«Far better it is for you to say: "I am a sinner," than to say: "I have no need of religion." The empty can be filled, but the self-intoxicated have no room for God.»

Fulton J. Sheen

«At its Greek root, "to believe" simply means "to give one's heart to." Thus, if we can determine what it is we give our heart to, then we will know what it is we believe.»

Kathleen Norris

«Faith reminds us that change is always possible.»

Jim Wallis

«If I murmur in the least at affliction, if I am in any way uncharitable, if I revenge my own case, if I do anything purely to please myself or omit anything because it is a great denial, if I trust myself, if I take any praise for any good which Christ does by me, or if I am in any way proud, I shall act as my own and not God’s.»

Jonathan Edwards

«If God’s suggesting that I am expected to do good and also obligated to manufacture a genuine desire for it, this boat’s sunk, still sitting on the trailer in the driveway. A stack of things need to happen before I desire to be good…»

Geoffrey Wood

«When we appear to be “more a loser than a victor” on the Path it is easy to lose sight of the fact that we are growing spiritually.»

Tom Payne

«I have witnessed the pleasant result of producing a human who faithfully claims to be a Christian, but who on some fundamental level does not think Christianity actually works. And just one Christian of this type turns off dozens from trying out Christianity for themselves.»

Geoffrey Wood

«Where people know their work and do it, life has few blank spaces for boredom and they are seldom to be pitied. Where people have not yet found their work, they may be more pitied than those that beg their bread. When a man knows his work and will not do it, pity him more than one who is to be hanged tomorrow.»

George MacDonald

«I rather spend every Sunday of my life hanging off a cliff to rescue someone than spend one more time sitting in a pew next to hypocrites that talk about what they will do to better themselves and the world when they get around to it.»

Shannon L. Alder

«Grace runs downhill and now all his time is being redeemed.»

Geoffrey Wood

«As I ponder my pilgrim’s progress to Orthodoxy, however, I realize that I didn’t make the trip alone, but in a two-seater. And I wasn’t the one driving.»

Frederica Mathewes-Green

«The question concerning Jesus: do you want to know the real story, or just the allegory?»

Eli Of Kittim