Author

Eugene Peterson

Eugene Peterson

November 6, 1932 - October 22, 2018
Pastor, Author, Professor
From Stanwood, WA
Served in Bel Air, Maryland and Vancouver, British Columbia
Affiliation: Presbyterian
"It is not easy to convey a sense of wonder, let alone resurrection wonder, to another. It’s the very nature of wonder to catch us off guard, to circumvent expectations and assumptions. Wonder can’t be packaged, and it can’t be worked up. It requires some sense of being there and some sense of engagement."

Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor

March 25, 1925 - August 3, 1964
Author
From Savannah, Georgia
Served in Milledgeville, Georgia
Affiliation: Catholic
"What people don't realize is how much religion costs. They think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the cross. It is much harder to believe than not to believe. If you fell you can't believe, you must at least do this: keep an open mind. Keep it open toward faith, keep wanting it, keep asking for it, and leave the rest to God."

John Paul II

John Paul II

May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005
Bishop of Rome
From Wadowice, Poland
Served in Vatican City, Italy
Affiliation: Catholic (Roman Rite)
"Only in Christ can men and women find answers to the ultimate questions that trouble them. Only in Christ can they fully understand their dignity as persons created and loved by God. Jesus Christ is "the only Son from the Father…full of grace and truth."

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

December 11, 1918 - August 3, 2008
Writer and Historian
From Kislovodsk, Russian
Served in Germany and Russia
Affiliation: Russian Orthodox
"This is certainly true. Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul. That which is called humanism, but what would be more correctly called irreligious anthropocentrism, cannot yield answers to the most essential questions of our life. We have arrived at an intellectual chaos."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

February 4, 1906 - April 9, 1945
German Lutheran Pastor, Theologian and Anti-Nazi Dissident
From Wrocław, Poland
Served in Germany
Affiliation: Confessing Church
Death: Executed by hanging as the Nazi regime collapsed
"Man no longer lives in the beginning--he has lost the beginning. Now he finds he is in the middle, knowing neither the end nor the beginning, and yet knowing that he is in the middle, coming from the beginning and going towards the end."

C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis

November 29, 1898 - November 22, 1963
Professor and Author
From Belfast, Ireland
Served in Oxford, England
Affiliation: Anglican
"There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors."