I have taken an oath in my heart to oppose communism until the day I die.
‘Discipleship’ as a term has lost its content, and this is one reason why it has been moved aside. I’ve tried to redeem the idea of discipleship, and I think it can be done; you have to get it out of the contemporary mode.
I was very careful never to take an interesting job. If you have an interesting job, you get interested in it.
There were times over the years when life was not easy, but if you’re working a few hours a day and you’ve got a good book to read, and you can go outside to the beach and dig for clams, you’re okay.
The basic question ‘will I obey Christ ‘s teaching?’ is rarely taken as a serious issue. For example, to take one of Jesus’ commands, that is relevant to contemporary life, I don’t know of any church that actually teaches a church how to bless people who curse them, yet this is a clear command.
There are many positive things to say about the black community. No question about it.
What I really learned in the army was how to be a pacifist.
A lot of joblessness in the black community doesn’t seem to be reachable through fiscal and monetary policies. People have not been drawn into the labor market even during periods of economic recovery.
I think one thing is that prayer has become more useful, interesting, fruitful, and… almost involuntary in my life.
I’d rather write about polar bears than people.