Quotation Marks

Comments on evangelical baggage, imprecatory prayer, and other subjects.

"I'm an evangelical with a capital E. I hesitate to make such a confession, for I am painfully aware of the baggage the label carries. Without wanting to blame Americans for all the problems of the world, it is, well, largely their fault."
Joel Edwards, president of the Evangelical Alliance U.K.
(Source: The Times)

"The righteous have dominion, but only through imprecatory prayer against the ungodly."
Wiley S. Drake, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park, California, urging Christians to pray against Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
(Source: Christian NewsWire)

"Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on, we will name God Allah?"
Martinus "Tiny" Muskens, Roman Catholic bishop of Breda, Netherlands.
(Source: Netwerk.tv)

"The emphasis I tried to leave was love … that they need to have love for the people who were opposed to them."
Billy Graham, on his relationship with 11 presidents.
(Source: Time)

"Whether a woman works outside or strictly in the home, her first priority is her family and home. We just really want to step up and provide some of these skills."
Terri Stovall, dean of women's programs at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, which offers a bachelor of arts in humanities degree with a 23-hour concentration in homemaking.
(Source: The Associated Press)



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