Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I suggest that our lay peoples' lives are the best bridge from the church to America's unchurched, individualized spirituality.  Laypeople can tell the story and their stories with a credibility pastors and pamphlets don't have.
-- Dale Meyer, "Why Go to Church?", Concordia Journal, Spring 2010, 92.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.”

--Attributed to Martin Luther