Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
A person’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I may not agree with his theory, however, that Darwin chap is still a capital fellow!
Archbishop Sam Wilberforce
An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.
Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.
We should all start with the affirmation that the world is the product of a transcendent intelligence and then inspect that world to see what we can find out. Along the way we must content ourselves with partial insights, constantly reminding ourselves that we—BioLogos, intelligent design, old earth creationism and young earth creationism—see “through a glass darkly.”
Karl W. Giberson and Francis S. Collins,
Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions
The greatest tragedy of science is that you often slay a beautiful hypothesis with an ugly fact.
All language about the future, as any economist or politician will tell you, is simply a set of signposts pointing into a fog.
To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, “I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge.”
In teaching the study of political science, you rarely come across persons who believe that they know what political science is. Students generally understand that when they walk into the political science classroom, they are going to study a subject about which they know very little. The same is true for many other academic disciplines. However, when it comes to religion, part of the process of learning means unlearning those things that are either misguided or wrong…. When you are forced to look at your faith seriously, you begin to know who you really are. In more academic terms, challenges to your faith help you form identity.
Michael Joseph Brown,
What They Don’t Tell You: A Survivor’s Guide to Biblical Studies
Sociologists have a theory of the looking-glass self: you become what the most important person in your life (wife, father, boss, etc.) thinks you are. How would my life change if I truly believed the Bible’s astounding words about God’s love for me, if I looked in the mirror and saw what God sees?
When God is male, the male is God.
For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
Johan Wolfgang von Goethe