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“I used to be afraid that if I was authentic I might take a hit, but now I know that being real means I will take a hit.”

Bob Goff, Love Does

 

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“Jesus Christ is the supreme act of divine intrusion into the world’s settled arrangements. In the Christ, God refuses to ‘stay in his place.’”

~ Stanley Hauerwas & William H. Willimon

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“People living in the wreckage of this sin-stained Earth must realize that the world’s main problem is that it’s inhabited by people like us, sinners in need of redemption. They need us to reach out our hands and extend to them, as cold water to the thirsty, Christ’s offer of citizenship…”

~ Randy Alcorn, Seeing the Unseen

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“The new vision of the world forged by modern science had almost nothing in common with that of the Ancients. The universe as described by Newton, particularly, is no longer in any sense a place of peace and harmony; rather it is a world of blind forces and collision, in which we no longer know where to place ourselves… We might say that modern thought puts mankind in the place of cosmos and divinity.”

~ Luc Ferry, A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living

 

 

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“It may be true that the law cannot change the heart but it can restrain the heartless.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me but it can keep him from lynching me and I think that is pretty important, also.
So there is a need for executive orders. There is a need for judicial decrees. There is a need for civil rights legislation on the local scale within states and on the national scale from the federal government.”

—Martin Luther King Jr.’s address at Western Michigan University, December 18, 1963.

 

 

 

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“Quite belatedly, I came to see that mass incarceration in the United States had, in fact, emerged as a stunningly comprehensive and well-disguised system of radicalized social control that functions in a manner strikingly similar to Jim Crow.”

~ Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
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“Look! Don’t be deceived by appearances–men and things are not what they seem. All who are not on the rock are in the sea!”

~ William Booth

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