Quotation Marks: September 2013
"It's very annoying, following this person of Christ around."
Bono, wryly telling Focus on the Family's Jim Daly how it's "hopeless trying to keep up" with Jesus' demands on one's life.
Focus on the Family
"It was like getting measles."
Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, on his "embarrassment" at coming to Christ during college.
"When one part of the body of Christ is suffering, we all suffer."
Thongchai Pradabchananurat, president of the Thailand Baptist Convention, on Thai churches donating funds to Moore tornado victims. (Oklahoma Baptists helped his churches rebuild after a 2004 tsunami.)
"We always found it funny that people genuinely think we're going to hell."
Evan Goldberg, screenwriter of This Is the End. He said the crass end-times comedy was inspired by the Book of Revelation and a friend's efforts to convert him.
National Public Radio
"God knows what it's like to lose a son."
Rick Warren, during his first sermon at Saddleback Church since his son Matthew's suicide in April.
"The love of God was magnified."
A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) revision to "In Christ Alone" (the No. 11 most-popular song sung in churches), because a committee found the original lyrics' atonement language ("the wrath of God was satisfied") too controversial. Songwriters Keith Getty and Stuart Townend refused to authorize the change.
The Christian Century