The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)
Profession: British Poet
A woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.
Author: Mary Daly (1928)
Profession: American Feminist and Theological Writer
And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.
Author: Daniel Defoe (1661-1731)
Profession: British Author
His creed no parson ever knew, for this was still his ''simple plan,'' to have with clergymen to do as little as a Christian can.
Author: Sir Francis Doyle
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist
The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.
Author: Peter T. Forsyth
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)
Profession: British Clergyman, Author
Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.
Author: Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970)
Profession: French President during World War II
Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out.
Author: Billy Graham (1918)
Profession: American Evangelist
Those who marry God can become domesticated too -- it's just as hum-drum a marriage as all the others. The word ''Love'' means a formal touch of the lips as in the ceremony of the Mass, and ''Ave Maria '' like ''dearest'' is a phrase to open a letter. This marriage like the world's marriages was held together by habits and tastes shared in common between God and themselves -- it was God's taste to be worshipped and their taste to worship, but only at stated hours like a suburban embrace on a Saturday night.
Author: Graham Greene (1904-1991)
Profession: British Novelist
It's about time we quit playing church in these services that start at eleven o clock sharp and end at twelve o clock dull.
Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave--with both ends kicked out.
The church is so subnormal that if it ever got back to the New Testament normal it would seem to people to be abnormal.
It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there.
What makes a church great in the eyes of God? Participation, proclamation, preservation, and propagation. Every church ought to exhibit all four.
Author: O. S. Hawkins