Quotation Marks: June 2013

"Jesus is my Lord and Savior. It's how I identify myself as a Christian."
Deandre Poole, the Florida Atlantic University professor who asked communications students to "stomp on Jesus" (as critics labeled the class exercise). Public outcry forced the school to place him on leave for his own safety.
Inside Higher Ed

"I don't like to think in terms of culture wars."
Russell Moore, incoming president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), describing the role of religion in American politics to c-span host Libby Casey.
C-SPAN

"My goal is . . . to produce an ever increasing number of graduates who will be the green berets and paratroopers of God's army."
Richard Land, announcing his new role as president of Southern Evangelical Seminary. He retires from the ERLC in June.
Southern Evangelical Seminary

"He finished well."
Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, on the death of Pat Summerall, the famed NFL broadcaster who became a Christian late in life after a bout with alcoholism.
Baptist Press

"Whitworth's Reformed, evangelical, and ecumenical identities are inherently more stable and potentially less ambiguous."
Whitworth University, on ending its exclusive partnership with the Presbyterian Church (usa) after 123 years.
Whitworth University

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