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A good sermon is an engineering operation by which a chasm is bridged so that the spiritual goods on one read more

A good sermon is an engineering operation by which a chasm is bridged so that the spiritual goods on one side-the 'unsearchable riches of Christ' - are actually transported into personal lives upon the other.

by Harry Emerson Fosdick Found in: Sermons Quotes,
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Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.

Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.

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The men of faith might claim for their positions ancient tradition, practical usefulness, and spiritual desirability, but one query could read more

The men of faith might claim for their positions ancient tradition, practical usefulness, and spiritual desirability, but one query could prick all such bubbles: Is it scientific? That question has searched religion for contraband goods, stripped it of old superstitions, forced it to change its categories of thought and methods of work, and in general has so cowed and scared religion that many modern-minded believers... instinctively throw up their hands at the mere whisper of it... When a prominent scientist comes out strongly for religion, all the churches thank Heaven and take courage, as though it were the highest possible compliment to God to have Eddington believe in Him. Science has become the arbiter of this generation's thought, until to call even a prophet and a seer 'scientific' is to cap the climax of praise.

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He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determine read more

He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determine the end.

by Harry Emerson Fosdick Found in: Choice Quotes,
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Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.

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