Post originally written on 3/24/11
The church is a whore. But she is the whore He died for, and He is zealous about purifying her.
– Rob Turner
“Preach the Gospel, die and be forgotten.” Count Zinzendorf
” I like your Christ, I don’t like your christians, they are so unlike your Christ” – Gandhi
” I might believe in their Redeemer: his disciples would have to look more redeemed!” – Nietzsche
“We have to realize that all true prayer pursued far enough will become praise.” – Eugene Peterson
“We can live without sex, but we cannot live without love.”
“When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“My first allegience is not to a flag, a country or a man. My first allegience is not to democracy or blood. It’s to a King and a Kingdom” -Derek Webb
“To our most bitter opponents we say: ‘Throw us in jail and we will still love you. Bomb our houses and threaten our children and we will still love you. Beat us and leave us half dead, and we will still love you. But be ye assured that we will wear you down by our capacity to suffer. One day we shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Perhaps the world would be willing to listen to a church on its knees, a church that doesn’t pretend to be perfect or to have all the answers. As we move toward hope and imagination, let’s begin with confession and call it like it is.” excerpt from ‘Jesus for President’ by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw
“There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well.” – Booker T. Washington
“That bread which you keep belongs to the hungry; that coat which you preserve in your wardrobe, to the naked; those shoes which are rotting in your possession, to the shoeless; that gold which you have hidden in the ground, to the needy. Wherefore, as often as you are able to help others, and refuse, so often did you do them wrong.”