"If you play her latest cd backwards, you hear a voice in the background reciting the Westminster Confession of Faith."

Jeffrey J. Myers, St. Louis pastor, noting that the letters of "Britney Spears" can be rearranged to spell "Presbyterians" (they also spell "Siren best pray").

"My American Christian friends are such nice and genuine people . …I cannot imagine that they would lie to me about Jesus or God."

Haifeng Tang, one of 1,000 of the foreign students converted to Christianity each year through Colorado Springs-based International Students Inc.

"If Oprah Winfrey can teach about Islam, there's no reason why we can't teach [children] … major world religions."

Gary Knell, president of Sesame Workshop, which produces Sesame Street.

"I was taught that you don't pray with a laundry list. So I ask for wisdom and guidance and strength of conviction."

Condoleezza Rice, National Security Adviser, asked what she requests when praying.

Sources: The Dallas Morning News, The New York Times, The Journal News [White Plains, N.Y.], Essence

Related Elsewhere

In the New York Times article, "Campus Evangelicals Seek Out Foreign Students," Haifeng Tang shares that he was not religious when he arrived to Yale three years ago, but since being baptized, he has not missed a Sunday service.

Articles on planned changes for Sesame Street include:

G is for Gamble, the risk that Sesame Street could be takingThe Journal News (Feb. 3, 2002)
Reopening the Street for younger kidsCurrent (Nov. 19, 2001)

See Christianity Today's Quotation Marks from November, December, January, and February.

For more quotations to stir the heart and mind, see Christianity Today'sReflections:

Past Reflections columns include:

God's Mission (February 13, 2002)
On Enemies (January 8, 2002)
Life After Christmas (December 26, 2001)
Love & Marriage (November 13, 2001)
The Word of God (October 22, 2001)
Leadership (October 11, 2001)
Suffering (September 13, 2001)
Change (August 14, 2001)
Living Tradition (July 18, 2001)
Sacred Spaces (June 11, 2001)
Friendship (May 17, 2001)
The Cross (Apr. 12, 2001)
The Quotable Stott (Apr. 27, 2001)

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