Quotes to ponder

This frightening hour calls aloud for men with the gift of prophetic insight. Instead we have men who conduct surveys, polls and panel discussions. We need men with the gift of knowledge. In their place we have men with scholarship—nothing more. Thus we may be preparing ourselves for the tragic hour when God may set us aside as so-called evangelicals and raise up another movement to keep New Testament Christianity alive” – A. W. Tozer

But anecdotal evidence is hardly evidence. You’ve been around the local church long enough to know that you can find a story to support just about any idea. Even bad ideas. Especially bad ideas. So while we celebrate stories of life change, we continue to look for ways to gather hard data on whether we really are a church unchurched people in our various communities love to attend.” – Andy Stanley

Jesus spent a disproportionate amount of time with people described in the Gospels as the poor, the blind, the lame, the lepers, the hungry, sinners, prostitutes, tax collectors, the persecuted, the downtrodden, the captives, those possessed by unclean spirits, all who labor and are heavy burdened, the rabble who know nothing of the law, the crowds, the little ones, the least, the last, and the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” – Brennan Manning