The Spirit hasn’t deserted the church today.
– William P. Leahy
I was raised in the Baptist church… but I didn’t really have a real committed experience with Christ until my father died.
– T. D. Jakes
Declare Church and State forever separate and distinct, but each free within their proper spheres, and that all church property shall bear its own proportion of taxation.
– Ulysses S. Grant
There is but one Church in which men find salvation, just as outside the ark of Noah it was not possible for anyone to be saved.
– Thomas Aquinas
I understood that the Church had a Heart, and that this Heart was burning with love.
– Thérèse of Lisieux
Being part of a community with a church at its centre and singin’ hymns is a great thing to do.
– Vivienne Westwood
Most Evangelicals have the church to thank for the Sunday-school classes that taught us what the Bible says and paved the way for our eventual decisions to commit our lives to Christ.
– Tony Campolo
BC is not going to replace the hierarchy, and BC is not going to lead some major reform in the Catholic Church – that’s got to come out of the whole Catholic community.
I’ve been singing forever; I grew up singing in church.
– Sevyn Streeter
The Celtic Church as we know it, till gradually brought under Roman discipline, was purely monastic. The monasteries were the centres whence the ministry of souls was exercised.
– Sabine Baring-Gould
Our church has been legal since late 1960s. I’ve been involved since 1972. I was ordained in 1975.
– Sally Kirkland
I am also actively involved in my church and its community activities. We have programs to improve the lives of our congregation and programs of outreach in the community.
– Samuel Wilson
Before a big event, I usually go to church and light a candle for St. Sebastian, who is the patron saint of athletes.
– Simone Biles
My mother was the first singer I had contact with. She sang constantly to us around the house, in church.
– Whitney Houston
I think that after Church got his Ph.D. he studied in Europe, maybe in the Netherlands, for a year or two.
– Stephen Cole Kleene
The church may hold whatever it holds with regard to clerical celibacy.
And I found both literature and the church very dramatic presences in the world of the 1950s.
– Thomas Keneally
It was not just the Church that resisted the heliocentrism of Copernicus.
– Tycho Brahe
I was brought up as a Catholic and went to church every week and took the sacraments. It never really touched the core of my being.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is for everyone. We are all significant parts of the whole. I never think of myself as single; I think of myself as Sheri, a member of the Lord’s Church.
– Sheri L. Dew
The notion that religion can actually be something… attached to progressivism seems so bizarre. But all you have to say is that Abolition wouldn’t have happened without it. The way in which African Americans managed to achieve a degree of self-determination was through the church.
– Simon Schama
The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of its direction from the will of God revealed in the Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed in the church for its continual edification.
– William Ames
Some hypocrites and seeming mortified men, that held down their heads, were like the little images that they place in the very bowing of the vaults of churches, that look as if they held up the church, but are but puppets.
– William Laud
I am a vicar’s daughter and still a practising member of the Church of England.
– Theresa May
I didn’t go to church, I didn’t go to synagogue; I went to temple, Hindu temple, where I prayed to my Hindu gods – whether or not I believe in it is another story.
– Utkarsh Ambudkar
It wasn’t until my second year that I got to actually work with Church.
People have really strong images of what church is, and it’s almost certainly not the same as mine.
– Sally Phillips
As we consider the causes of depression, those of us in the church must face the ways we might be responsible for creating it.
I would suggest the taxation of all property equally, whether church or corporation, exempting only the last resting place of the dead and possibly, with proper restrictions, church edifices.