"When preaching the gospel became a livelihood, even a lush livelihood, then the gospel became good news for the rich and for the mighty. For how else was the preacher to acquire and secure rank and dignity unless Christianity secured the best for all? Christianity thus ceased to be glad tidings for those who suffer, a message of hope that transfigures suffering into joy, but a guarantee for the enjoyment of life intensified and secured by the hope of eternity." -- Soren Kierkegaard, Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard
"Words are the chariots that ferry the legions of men’s thoughts." -- Benjamin S. Cole, on Baptist Blogger 27 June 2007
"Election campaigns are for choosing presidents, not popes." -- Jeff Jacoby in "Anti-mormonism gets personal"
"Forsaking the distilled wisdom of the past makes every man’s hat his own church." -- Timothy George in “Southern Baptist Ghosts”
"There is no orthodoxy without orthopraxy. It doesn’t exist." -- Tony Jones, in "Whence Hermeneutic Authority?"
"May Elijah and Moses disappear and Jesus Christ the well-pleasing Son be all you see." -- Anonymous, on Grace and Truth to You 28 June 2007
"It is neither necessary nor wise for us to add man-made rules to the Christian faith, not even man-made rules that are consistent with God's word. The Bible is sufficient (II Tim. 3:17)." -- John Kohler III on New Covenant Christian Forum, 05 Jul 2007
"The crowning glory and display of God’s sovereignty to the church is the transformation of rebellious, wicked sinners into saintly vessels of mercy." -- Stanley C. Phillips, in "Choosing Acceptable Words" (e-mailed by Hoyt Sparks 15 July 2007)
"In awe of the cross I must confess
How wondrous Thy redeeming love
And how great is Thy faithfulness."
-- Jeremy Riddle, from his song "Sweetly Broken"
And (just to see whether you're reading)
"Liberals are driven by Satan and lie constantly." -- Ann Coulter in "That was no lady -- that was my husband"