• “We’ve read the statistics—church attendance is in freefall. Sunday school programs are dwindling. Many churches are downsizing their staff. Some churches are closing…Where can churches look for inspiration? I suggest taking a look at modern farmers. Something new is happening in the world of farming, and all of us ought to be paying attention.” –Susan Foster

  • “How do we thank God for forgiving our sin when we won’t talk about sin?  How would that go? “Amazing Grace” is the all-time most popular Christian hymn and it has me confess that such grace is for “a wretch like me.”  How could this classic hymn fit in churches that throw a furniture blanket over the topic of sin and move it out of the sanctuary?”