"God does not carry out mission by commissioning a roster of individual contractors, instead, he adopts a family and incorporates them into his family business of blessing the world." —Michael Goheen
"For every thousand people hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root." —Henry David Thoreau
“If we believe that God is the Creator and Lord of history, of peoples, languages and cultures, then we must believe that his Word is not only true, but also promotes justice, liberating the weak and oppressed, and is communicable to the heart of every person, addressed to every human being.” —Ro
"The way in which God pulled the Bible together is altogether remarkable. He could have written the words himself, or he could have given us a definitive list of what to include and what not to include.
“When churches are dependent upon the care of foreign superintending missionaries any graces which the new Christian community shows can be ascribed to the influence of the foreigner and his direction.
"Ultimately, the Holy Spirit, working through Peter and the disciples, wanted all those who were assembled to hear the mighty deeds of God in their own languages. It was good news for them to embrace themselves and for them to take with them to their own communities in turn."
"From the standpoint of the mission of the Church, the task of translating the Bible must be considered as basic and fundamental; it is the cornerstone that supports and nourishes all the dimensions of a holistic mission. ...
"That Jesus requires His disciples to observe all that He commanded—not just some easy-to-understand concepts in a foreign language—further suggests the enterprise and necessity of Bible translation." —Chris Tachick
"One of the biggest mistakes that North American churches make—by far—is in applying relief in situations in which rehabilitation or development is the appropriate intervention." —Steve Corbett
(from the book WHEN HELPING HURTS)
“The beauty and glory of Christianity is that we believe God works in all different languages.” —Dana Roberts