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      " ... With all the trappings of Christianity behind us, those who seek to justify or maintain dominance over another group of people have historically used the Bible to prove that that domination was not actually an abuse of power at the expense of others, but indeed was part of “God’s plan.” And there you have the appearance of Christianity (Bible verses and God-talk) contradicting its essence (love God, and love your neighbor as yourself)."

– The Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, author and pastor of the House of Prayer for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colo., writing in "We're in the Midst of an Apocalypse. And That's a Good Thing" in The Washington Post's Acts of Faith section.

     "In a world that is increasingly spiritual but not religious, Christians need to be clear about the distinctively theological reasons we are who we are and, equally, our common life should reflect a rigorous, if inevitably imperfect effort to live in faithful response to what we believe."

– The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt, Rueben Job Professor of Spiritual Formation at UMC-related Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, writing in "3 Things Fundamentalists and Progressives Should Remember."

     "At its best, faith is the overflow of gratitude, the attempt to live as if we are loved, the fragile hope for something better on the other side of pain and death. And this feather of grace weighs more in the balance than any political gain."

– Michael Gerson, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, writing in "The Last Temptation" in The Atlantic magazine.

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