"[We are] preaching the simple gospel of Jesus Christ, that he is a God of love and a God of second and third chances, and even many more. [But] we are very watchful."
Randy Meadows, pastor of City of Refuge Worship Center in Louisville, on hiring a sex offender as the music minister.

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"The gospel is the counterintuitive, joyous, exuberant news that Jesus has brought the unending, limitless, stunning love of God to even us."
Rob Bell, pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids.

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"The administration wants to be seen to have this very conservative person on the council, showing its open-mindedness. But I have been able to speak privately with the White House and have had some impact. I may be being used somewhat, but it has given me a voice at the table."
Frank Page, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and member of the White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
U.S. News & World Report

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"Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and Henry Waxman have done more to energize Christian conservatives than any conservative leader could have done with this health-care package."
Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
The Washington Post

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"People have reduced the whole Christian faith to just a relationship with Jesus. That strips the faith of its doctrine, its sovereign nature."
Charles W. Colson

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"If they're genuinely trying to make contact with people with a view to turning them into good, honest Christians, I don't have a problem with that. But modelling is not about exuding inner beauty, it is about selling goods and services."
Laurie Kuhrt, chairman of the U.K's Association of Model Agents, on Christian ministry Models of Life.
The Guardian

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