"We [the church] are invited to participate in an activity of God which is the central meaning of creation itself. We are invited to become, through the presence of the Holy Spirit, participants in the Son’s loving obedience to the Father. All things have been created that they may be summed up...
"Poverty is the result of relationships that do not work, that are not just, that are not for life, that are not harmonious or enjoyable. Poverty is the absence of shalom in all its meanings." —Bryant L. Myers
"...as I began to learn about suffering I learned that trust in those strong arms means that even our suffering is under control. We are not doomed to meaninglessness. A loving Purpose is behind it all, a great tenderness even in the fierceness." —Elisabeth Elliot
“For whatever one may say of the (ultimate) unattainability of translation, it is and remains nonetheless one of the weightest and worthiest occupations in the overall being of the world (i.e., for humanity).” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1820; translated from German
"Words are not coins, dead things whose value can be mathematically computed. You cannot quote an exact English equivalent for a French word, as you might quote an exact English equivalent for a French coin. Words are living things, full of shades of meaning, full of associations; and, what is...
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. The opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”—Elie Wiesel
"Translation of the Bible was undertaken in the early centuries because there was no idea that the sacredness of the Bible was to be sought in its incomprehensibility." —Lamin Sanneh
“I have one desire now - to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.” —Elisabeth Elliot
"Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy." —Proverbs 31:8-9
"If there is a single thread running through the whole story of the Reformation, it is the explosive and renovative and often disintegrating effect of the Bible, put into the hands of the commonality and interpreted no longer by the well-conditioned learned, but by the faith and delusion, the...