Free Downloadable Resources
Download a PDF of the Foreword to The World is About to Turn: Mending a Nation's Broken Faith written by Rev. Peter Marty, Publisher for Christian Century and Senior Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, IA
When you are teaching, preaching or just discussing the materials in this book you may find it helpful to have quotes from various secular and faith leaders. While you undoubtedly have your own favorites, here are a few that inspire and challenge us that you might like to incorporate into your presentation
Quotable Quotes We Like
Note: If you are leading a discussion or teaching a class, these might be helpful to you!
from Pastor John Ortberg in “Love Beyond Reason: Moving God’s Love from Your Head to Your Heart.”
"If we are serious about loving God, we must begin with people,
all people. And especially we must learn to love those that the
world generally discards.”
from Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi in "The Religion of God"
“God’s love supersedes all religions and it is the core of all religions.”
from Gudjon Bergmann in "Co-Human Harmony: Using Our Shared Humanity to Bridge Divides"
“Dialogue still reigns supreme as a method for connection and conflict resolution.”
from Mother Teresa
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."
from Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
"For though my faith is not yours and your faith is not mine, if we are each free to light our own flame, togther we can banish some of the darkness of the world."
St. Patrick's prayer for perilous times in our nation and our world:
"May the strength of God pilot us.
May the wisdom of God instruct us.
May the hand of God protect us.
May the Word of God direct us.
Be always ours this day and forevermore."
from World Council of Churches in "They Showed Us Unusual Kindness"
"Welcoming outsiders, whether they be people of other cultures or beliefs, immigrants or refugees, is both to love Christ himself, and to love as God loves.
As Christians, we are called to step out in faith and reach out with God's all-embracing love, even to those we find difficult to love."
from Barbara Brown Taylor
"Jesus was not killed by atheism and anarchy. He was brought down by law and order allied with religion, which is always a deadly mix. Beware those who claim to know the mind of God and who are prepared to use force, if necessary, to make others conform. Beware those who cannot tell God’s will from their own.”