"This may be the year when we finally come face to face with ourselves. Finally just lay back and say, that we are really just a nation of two-hundred and twenty million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms at all about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable." (>>)
"While I agree with Ehrman that inerrancy and absolute historical truthfulness cannot be sustained when one closely reads Scripture, I do not, like Ehrman, believe that those facts mean Scripture is not the inspired word of God. Again, I see this as being a false dichotomy.
"If faith is going to continue to meet with the data of critical scholarship then I just donâ€™t see another way around it. You certainly cannot reject data simply because it does not fit into a certain taught system of beliefs. Some may be of the opinion that 'If my beliefs donâ€™t hold up to the facts, then so much worse for the facts!' (to paraphrase Hegel). I donâ€™t find myself in that category. Critical scholarship brings up valid points that need to be answered, appropriated, and interwoven into Christian theology. Otherwise Christianity will be nothing more than people holding onto to untenable positions with their heads in the sand of 16th century Geneva." (>>)
"…it would be both right and smart for the West to invest in preventing fires rather than putting them out, which is always a lot more expensive… The cost of five days of war in Iraq would have elliminated illteracy worldwide. Which will finally make us more secure?" (>>)
"…a value isnâ€™t a value unless you suffer for it." (>>)