The church will not thrive by performing in a bumbling amateur fashion and hoping that piety and goodwill will make up for incompetence. (139)
Sermons are supposed to be "audible sacraments"
Scripture is there to be a means of God's action in and through us--which will include, but go far beyond the mere conveying of information. (30)
the God Christians worship is characterized not least as a God who SPEAKS, who communicates with human creatures in words. (34)
Close to the heart of Christianity...was the sense of the church as the community that lives with and under Scripture (60)
Once you make Scripture stand on its hind legs and dance a jig it becomes a tame pet rather than a roaring lion. (70) It is no longer authoritative in any strict sense; that is, it may be cited as though in "proof" of some point or other but not leading the way, energizing the church the the fresh breathe of God himself.