The problem which confronts us as we approach modern man today is not how we are to change Christian teaching in order to make it more palatable, for to do that would mean throwing away any chance of giving the real answer to man in despair; rather it is only a problem of how we may communicate the Gospel so that it is understood.
— Francis Schaeffer, from The God Who Is There, p. 133
The church is always more than a school, … but the church cannot be less than a school.
— Jaroslav Pelikan, from The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition, p. 1 (Google edition)
Our prayer is that the church would enjoy a renewed passion to serve God, love Him, and make Him everything. Let us usher in a new trend of God-honoring worship that places Him in His rightful place and us in ours (cf. Eccles 5:1-2).
— Kurt Gebhards, from Fool’s Gold: Discerning Truth In An Age of Error, John MacArthur, General Editor, p. 175
But the urgent question is this: Is evangelical theology about marketing God to our contemporary culture, or is our task to stand in continuity with orthodox biblical conviction— whatever the cost?
— Albert Mohler, from Hell Under Fire, Christopher Morgan, editor, p. 38
In his biography of Thomas Aquinas (Saint Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox), G. K. Chesterton once wrote that while the church needs those who convert heathens to Christianity, it is in greater need of someone to convert Christians to Christianity.
— Jeff Myers, from Apologetics Make a Comeback—The Journal, April, 2012, p. 1