"Christianity isnâ€™t mysticism or gnosticism. It is forever tied to real world events, real occurrences and an 'either/or' epistemology. Dropping the resurrection into the category of 'personal encounters disconnected from real world events' may solve some problems for some people, but it makes a mockery of Biblical texts that go out of the way, over and over, to tell us that these events are true, real and very much 'either/or.' " (>>)
"And may Fox Faith and everything like it go straight to hell." (>>)
"It is to be reinvited to believe, to be reinvited into the community of Jesusâ€™ followers." (>>)
"No one feels things in more dangerous ways than the person who thinks he feels nothing." (>>)
"What we say about those who tell the truth says whether we value the truth, or just want propaganda." (>>)
"So, Ian, you have any big plans for Valentine's Day?"
"Oh, yes, big plans. Big, big plans. Very b… no."
"I'll probably just do the same thing I do every year."
"You know, put on some Hank Williams, drink myself into a coma…"
"But, actually, I figured this year I might try something different."
"Oh yeah? That's great! What are you going to do this year?"
"Well, I figure if I start drinking the day before, then I can just sleep through the whole contrived farce altogether."
"Oh. That's, uh, very… creative."
"Thanks, I like to consider myself a free-thinker."
"I find it hard to make an unqualified statement. For example, if you were to ask me if my mom was involved in drug smuggling, I would probably say, 'Not that I'm aware of' or 'I think it's highly unlikely.' Because hey, she might be and I just don't know." (>>)