Took an online quiz which reports that my "model of the church is Servant. The mission of the church is to serve others, to challenge unjust structures, and to live the preferential option for the poor." What model of the church are you closest to? I also thought I'd share some quotes I've come across on the net that seemed to be of interest or pertinent to recent news.
By backing concepts that lack scientific merit, Bush is undermining his own pledge to leave no child behind. If students are to reach higher standards and compete effectively with their international peers, they must be exposed to high-quality curricula that are research based and that reflect the best available knowledge in any given field. In the science classroom, that necessitates the study of evolution, one of the most important, powerful, and well substantiated concepts in science.-American Federation of Teachers
We should always address other faith stances not only with respect and appreciation, but also with openness and the willingness to learn. They just might have something to offer that's even better than we have. It never diminishes us to recognize that someone else might know more, or have more insight than we. In fact, if we're willing, we might even learn something.- A Unitarian Universalist Florida minister
We Christians are soldiers. We're warriors for God. Stare Satan down and say, 'Bring it on. I have Jesus with me. Bring it on..' It will be a continuous battlefield, but Christ suffered for us, he expects us to do the same..I challenge you to march into battle to free those held hostage by the enemy. Stand your ground, soldiers! Godspeed, and report for duty! - a teen who particpated in a recent Assembly of God preaching contest. How evangelicals became part of military culture should not be a shock, but having youth so active in the life of the church is a lesson us religious liberals.