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    Me and my father went through a war period where we wasn't talking. He wanted me to go to theology school - I didn't want to go. I wanted to do music. I told him I was a minister through music.
    — Wyclef Jean
    tags: theology  music  war  school  father 
     
    We've created a theology in the West of a God who is fundamentally self-centered. The imagery of God as distant, unapproachable, unreachable - that's not a God who is relational. It is a God that gets to declare or judge when he gets pissed off. But there is no basis for love and relationships if God is a fundamentally self-centered being.
    — William P. Young
    I wrote a story for my kids. It's fiction. It's not systematic theology. It's not a new book of the Bible. It's flawed, I wrote it. All of that goes into the mix, but I love the controversy. It elevates the conversation.
    — William P. Young
    I have the same confidence in the ability of our people to reject noxious literature as I have in their capacity to sort out the true from the false in theology, economics, or any other field.
    — William O. Douglas
    I went to Notre Dame. I don't know if that has any relevance, but maybe we all had a little too much philosophy and theology.
    — William Mapother
    The renaissance of Christian philosophy has been accompanied by a resurgence of interest in natural theology, that branch of theology that seeks to prove God's existence apart from divine revelation.
    — William Lane Craig
    Politics is not religion and we should govern on the basis of evidence, not theology.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: theology  politics 
     
    Theology is the doctrine or teaching of living to God.
    — William Ames
    tags: living  theology  god  teaching 
     
    I think the opportunity to deal with students and getting them properly oriented on science and theology and the relation between those is going to be important because science has been such an instrument used by the materialists to undermine the Christian faith and religious belief generally.
    — William A. Dembski
    The question rather is how we should do science and theology in light of the impending collapse of Enlightenment rationalism and scientific naturalism. These ideologies are on the way out. They are on the way out.
    — William A. Dembski
    The mechanical philosophy was ever blind to this fact. Intelligent design, on the other hand, readily embraces the sacramental nature of physical reality. Indeed, intelligent design is just the Logos theology of John's Gospel restated in the idiom of information theory.
    — William A. Dembski
    Paul created a theology of which none but the vaguest warrants can be found in the words of Christ.
    — Will Durant
    tags: theology  christ 
     
    I do not believe that God intended the study of theology to be dry and boring. Theology is the study of God and all his works! Theology is meant to be LIVED and PRAYED and SUNG! All of the great doctrinal writings of the Bible (such as Paul's epistle to the Romans) are full of praise to God and personal application to life.
    — Wayne Grudem
    What makes you a Christian is whether or not you really are in accord with biblical theology and whether you know Jesus Christ as your Saviour.
    — Walter Martin
    I'm an enemy of what I call 'computer theology.' There's a class conflict out there. There's a techno-elite that lives in a different world.
    — Walt Mossberg
    Throughout his life Newton must have devoted at least as much attention to chemistry and theology as to mathematics.
    — W. W. Rouse Ball
    To so many people, the Lord is in danger of being no more than a patron saint of our systematic theology instead of the Christ who is our life.
    — W. Ian Thomas
    The theology of the average colored church is basing itself far too much upon Hell and Damnation-upon an attempt to scare people into being decent and threatening them with the terrors of death and punishment. We are still trained to believe a good deal that is simply childish in theology. The outward and visible punishment of every wrong deed that men do the repeated declaration that anything can be gotten by anyone at any time by prayer.
    — W. E. B. Du Bois
    I think gardening is nearer to godliness than theology. True gardeners are both iconographers and theologians insofar as these activities are the fruit of prayer 'without ceasing.' Likewise, true gardeners never cease to garden, not even in their sleep, because gardening is not just something they do. It is how they live.
    — Vigen Guroian
    tags: live  sleep  theology  true  prayer  garden 
     
    I think that gardening is nearer to godliness than theology.
    — Vigen Guroian
    tags: theology 
     
    Realizing our society as it is, without theology dogmatically telling us how we should react to it, and being humane toward that society, that is all that we're sure of.
    — Vidal Sassoon
    tags: society  theology 
     
    Sex is an aspect of human existence that has fallen prey in special measure to a very special form of theological science: the theological outgrowth or offshoot known as moral theology. Its biblical foundations are meager in the sense that nothing of the kind exists in the New Testament, so it has had to achieve its ambition largely by dint of its own efforts.
    — Uta Ranke-Heinemann
    To be Biblically balanced is to let our theology and preaching be proportioned by the Bible's radically disproportionate focus on God's saving love for sinners seen and accomplished in the crucified and risen Christ.
    — Tullian Tchividjian
    tags: focus  theology  god  bible  christ  sinner 
     
    This whole Christian theology thing is that god came down to experience life through his son. Well, how's he experiencing life if he doesn't get laid? Give me a break. And why would he not get laid, as he created the apparatus in the first place?
    — Tori Amos
    These systems attempt to box God into a government confined within the perspective of man. Yet when humanity is used as the starting point for interpreting and interacting with God's creation, faulty theology and sociology emerge as mankind attempts to fashion God into the image of man.
    — Tony Evans
    I don't know how your theology works, but if Jesus has a choice between stained glass windows and feeding starving kids in Haiti, I have a feeling he'd choose the starving kids in Haiti.
    — Tony Campolo
    tags: work  choice  theology  jesus  kids 
     
    My theology is such that the God who loves Israel and will not forsake Israel - which is why I want to see Israel have a secure nation with secure borders - also loves the Palestinians.
    — Tony Campolo
    tags: theology  god 
     
    Beyond these models of reconciliation, a theology of mysticism provides some hope for common ground between Christianity and Islam. Both religions have within their histories examples of ecstatic union with God, which seem at odds with their own spiritual traditions but have much in common with each other.
    — Tony Campolo
    The religion of tomorrow will be less concerned with the dogmas of theology and more concerned with the social welfare of humanity.
    — Tommy Douglas
    Modernism', as a label, has currency in the arts, architecture, planning, landscape, politics, theology, cultural history and elsewhere.
    — Tom Turner
    tags: theology  politics 
     
    Prayer turns theology into experience.
    — Timothy Keller
    You mean 'Injustice Sunday II', ... is using religion to alienate people rather than to bring people together. It has more to do with politics than with theology. I'm disappointed that clergy would be leading such a divisive call.
    — Tim McDonald
    All of our theology must eventually become biography.
    — Tim Hansel
    tags: theology 
     
    Our theology must become biography.
    — Tim Hansel
    tags: theology 
     
    Economic theology is the opiate of the middle classes.
    — Thurman Arnold
    There is no absurdity in theology so great that you cannot parallel it by a greater absurdity in Nature.
    — Thomas Huxley
    tags: nature  theology 
     
    The sceptics end in the infidelity which asserts the problem to be insoluble, or in the atheism which denies the existence of any orderly progress and governance of things: the men of genius propound solutions which grow into systems of Theology or of Philosophy, or veiled in musical language which suggests more than it asserts, take the shape of the Poetry of an epoch.
    — Thomas Huxley
    Theology is taught by God, teaches God, and leads to God.
    — Thomas Aquinas
    tags: theology  god 
     
    The miraculous revelation of the Old Testament and the New, the miracles of famous men, Jews, Gentiles, or Christians, - then Franklin had no religion at all; and it would be an insult to say that he believed in the popular theology of his time, or of ours, for I find not a line from his pen indicating any such belief.
    — Theodore Parker
    There is no conflict between science and theology, except where there is bad science or bad theology.
    — Theodore Hesburgh
    tags: theology  bad  conflict 
     
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