"The church survives by the mercy of God, not because of the wisdom, purity, or consistent faithfulness of Christians."
Mark A. Noll, Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity, 2nd ed.
"The aim of good interpretation is not uniqueness; one is not trying to discover what no one else has ever seen before."
Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart, How To Read the Bible For All It's Worth, 3rd ed.
"There is a certain embarrassment about being a storyteller in these times when stories are considered not quite as satisfying as statements and statements not quite as satisfying as statistics; but in the long run, a people is known, not by its statements or its statistics, but by the stories it tells."
"'God never promised us that He will deliver us from every calamity. I don't serve Him because of what I think He'll do for me in this life. I serve Him because I love Him."
Cedd to Patrick in Let Me Die In Ireland: The True Story of Patrick by David W. Berçot.
"...when a Christian sets out to consider the nature of other religious traditions, he does so on the basis of God's self-revelation in Jesus Christ."
Eerdmans' Handbook to The World's Religions