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Teaching In The Church Quotes


"The Church must persist in the teaching transmitted to her by Christ." - Pope John Paul Ii

"The downfall of the church will not come from a lack of apologetic teaching; it will come from disintegration of the families in the church." - Josh Mcdowell

"The teaching of the church, theoretically astute, is a lie in practice and a compound of vulgar superstitions and sorcery." - Leo Tolstoy

"The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"Probably one of the strongest movements of the Holy Spirit is in the Roman Catholic Church, so there's not a huge theological difference between the official teaching of the Catholic Church and the Anglican Church." - Nicky Gumbel

"What can the Church do? If she stands by her moral teaching, then she will be seen as standing in judgement over a vast percentage of Europeans." - Timothy Radcliffe

"Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church, I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville." - James Weldon Johnson

"I'm all for teaching creation and allowing prayers in schools, as soon as scholars begin teaching Darwinism and geometry in church." - J Michael Straczynski

"Formal theological teaching in Africa is deeply rooted in the Western missionary movement . However, in practice, the church wrestles with how to bring theology to bear on the realities it faces in the context." - Ed McBain

"The Church in the Philippines is called to acknowledge and combat the causes of the deeply rooted inequality and injustice which mar the face of Filipino society, plainly contradicting the teaching of Christ." - Pope Francis

"The ultimate purpose of every teaching, every activity in the Church is that parents and their children are happy at home, sealed in an eternal marriage, and linked to their generations." - Boyd K. Packer

"He who does not embrace the teaching of the Church does not have the habit of faith." - Thomas Aquinas

"The laws of God given to mankind are embodied in the gospel plan, and the Church of Jesus Christ is made responsible for teaching these laws to the world." - Harold B Lee

"I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight." - Venerable Bede

"This also is a part of the teaching of the Church, that there are certain angels of God, and certain good influences, which are His servants in accomplishing the salvation of men." - Origen

"Teaching Authority of the Church does not forbid ... research and discussions ... with regard to the doctrine of evolution." - Pope Pius XII

"Missionary work is but home teaching to those who are not now members of the Church, and home teaching is nothing more or less than missionary work to Church members" - Harold B Lee

"When media "narratives" about [Pope] Francis get set in concrete, and act as filters bending or distorting (or ignoring) aspects of his vision and his teaching that don't fit the established story line, the Church has a problem." - George Weigel

"Some of the speakers we bring on campus may not reflect official church teaching, but that's how it is." - William P Leahy

"I was reared in the church, in the Presbyterian Church." - Billy Graham

"At the parish level, where the church lives and moves and breathes, that's where we need to be engaging our people much more in understanding the Word of God... the Word of God reflected in the traditional teaching of the church, the Word of God reflected in the scriptures, is as much a part of their lives as anything else." - Donald Wuerl

"The emperor is in the Church, not about the Church." - Ambrose

"The emperor is in the Church, not above the Church." - Saint Ambrose

"The Church in England is the Church of England." - Joseph Barber Lightfoot

"My position on the issue of homosexuality is no different from the position of the Anglican Church and all the major denominations around the world. I know that it's different from the secular culture in the western world, but it's no different from the teaching of the church globally. We're Christians basically." - Nicky Gumbel

"The Catholic Church holds that it is not admissible to ordain women to the priesthood, for very fundamental reasons. These reasons include: the example recorded in the Sacred Scriptures of Christ choosing His apostles only from among men; the constant practice of the Church, which has imitated Christ in choosing only men; and her living teaching authority which has consistently held that the exclusion of women from the priesthood is in accordance with God's plan for His Church." - Pope Paul Vi

"What I think we can do is help individuals understand the church teaching, but also maybe help the church understand the viewpoint of lay men and women about what they want in regard to priests, or how do they want the hierarchy to deal with them?" - William P Leahy

"For the church to say that abortion is not acceptable for a Catholic is fine. To say directly or indirectly that on something that is a church teaching that you must also vote according to that - that's not acceptable in a country based on the First Amendment." - Patrick Leahy

"Whether [new Protestant church movements] place their emphasis on new worship styles, expressions of the Holy Spirit's power, evangelism to seekers, or Bible teaching, these so-called new movements still operate out of the fallacious assumption that the church belongs firmly in the town square, that is, at the heart of Western culture. And if they begin with this mistaken belief about their position in Western society, all their church planting, all their reproduction will simply mirror this misapprehension." - Alan Hirsch

"The Bible is big in my teaching. It's a wonder the ACLU didn't get after me pretty good. I really kept thinking they would. I took my boys to church. I took my football team to church. I only did it two times a year. Before I signed a kid, I'd write the parents and I'd tell that parent we were gong to take your son to church twice." - Bobby Bowden

"The Church is a system, - but whether it is as much founded on the teaching of our Lord, who was divine, as on the teaching of St. Paul, who was not divine, is a question to me of much perplexity." - Marie Corelli

"The so-called Church Fathers are not some theologians as we know them nowadays. They were close to the teaching of the Apostles conveying the teaching of those who were close to Jesus. Their theology and wisdom is close to everyday life. We have to thank John Michael Talbot that he has been able to unearth the treasures of those times. This was only possible because he himself in his community experiences the Gospel lived out in our times." - Notker Wolf

"In teaching, the greatest sin is to be boring." - Johann Friedrich Herbart

"We must consider teaching the Egyptian revolution in schools." - David Cameron

"For years, the church has emphasized evangelism, teaching, fellowship, missions, and service to society to the neglect of the very source of its power-worship." - Robert E. Webber

"Women should unite upon a platform of opposition to the teaching and aim of that ever most unscrupulous enemy of freedom-the Church." - Matilda Joslyn Gage

"The church is in the hope business." - John Ortberg

"The model of the teaching hospital, which links research to teaching and service is what's missing in global health." - Paul Farmer

"The Christian church was born in song." - Ralph P. Martin

"I was raised in the church." - Kenny Rogers

"Hey, I was raised in the church." - Cheech Marin

"Nowhere in the Word of God is there any text or passage or line that can be twisted or tortured into teaching that the organic living church of Jesus Christ just prior to His return will not have every right and every power and every obligation that she knew in that early part of the book of Acts." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"I don't have an issue with what you do in the church, but I'm going to be up in your face if you're going to knock on my science classroom and tell me they've got to teach what you're teaching in your Sunday school. Because that's when we're going to fight." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"My concern is that the leaders who are presently responsible for guiding the masses and teaching the people in the church environment, as well as business and corporate, reconnect themselves to God's original idea and that is that God created man to have dominion over the earth." - Myles Munroe

"Faith is the door to the full inner life of the Church, a life which includes not only access to an authoritative teaching but above all to a deep personal experience which is at once unique and yet shared by the whole Body of Christ, in the Spirit of Christ." - Thomas Merton

"Orthodox theologians insisted that the rest of humankind were only transitory creatures, lost in sin - a view that would support what would become their dominant teaching about salvation, offered only through Christ, and, in particular, through the church they claimed to represent." - Elaine Pagels

"I do not know all of the providences of the Lord, but I do know that he permits false doctrine to be taught in and out of the Church and that such teaching is part of the sifting process of mortality" - Bruce R. McConkie

"Thoughtful men, with hearts craving the truth, have come to seek in the Catholic Church the road which leads with surety to eternal life. They have understood that they could not cleave to Jesus Christ as the Head of the Church if they did not belong to the Body of Jesus Christ which is the Church. Nor could they ever hope to possess in all its purity the faith of Jesus Christ if they were to reject its legitimate teaching authority entrusted to Peter and his successors." - Pope Leo XIII

"We sometimes get so caught up in one or another aspect of the teaching, we forget that if a person hasn't been introduced to Christ, if a person hasn't embraced the risen Lord and the church that's an expression of that experience, what we're saying just sounds like a bunch of rules or negative statements limiting their personal freedom." - Donald Wuerl

"Whatever oppressions man has suffered, they have invariably fallen more heavily on woman. Whatever new liberties advancing civilization has brought to man, ever the smallest measure has been accorded to woman, as a result of church teaching. The effect of this is seen in every department of life." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"I grew up in the church. I was raised in the church." - Quinton Aaron

"In fact, my parents were church people; my father was a deacon in the church." - Tina Turner

"Teaching at university isn't like teaching in an art school." - Barbara Kruger

"Where Christ erecteth his church, the divell in the same church-yarde will have his chappell." - Richard Bancroft

"Though you see a Church-man ill, yet continue in the Church still." - George Herbert

"I'm happiest in an empty church. I love the smell of a church." - Michael Patrick King

"Is the Church of England an Anglican church? The church did not start in Canterbury, the church did not start in Rome. Whether Canterbury is Anglican or not is immaterial. We are Anglicans. They are the Church of England." - Peter Akinola

"The goal of teaching is learning, not teaching." - Hugo Rossi

"If I ever write an autobiography about teaching meditation in the West, I'll call it "Pissing In the Wind - Teaching Buddhism in America"." - Frederick Lenz

"More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given" - Bertrand Russell

"Seeing there are many who think they hold the opinions of Christ, and yet some of these think differently from their predecessors, yet as the teaching of the Church, transmitted in orderly succession from the apostles, and remaining in the Churches to the present day, is still preserved, that alone is to be accepted as truth which differs in no respect from ecclesiastical and apostolica tradition." - Origen

"The church is in Christ, as Eve was in Adam." - Richard Hooker

"We have become so accustomed to the religious lie that surrounds us that we do not notice the atrocity, stupidity and cruelty with which the teaching of the Christian church is permeated." - Leo Tolstoy

"The Church has never changed its teaching on the sanctity of human life - it didn't make up a rule for the convenience of a particular time like a rule at a country club as the Governor would have us believe." - Wellington Mara

"One of the best teaching experiences Ed Schein and I had when we were teaching at MIT in the 1960s was inventing a course on leadership through film." - Warren Bennis

"The atheist, agnostic, or secularist ... should guard against the encroachment of religion in areas where it has no place, and in particular the control of education by religious authority. The attempts to ban the teaching of evolution or other scientific theories - a feeble echo of medieval church tyranny and hostility to learning, but an echo nonetheless are serious threats to freedom of inquiry and should be vigorously combated." - S. T. Joshi

"The only thing I've ever been interested in teaching anyone in life is cricket." - Peter Otoole

"The only thing I've ever been interested in teaching anyone in life is cricket." - Peter O'Toole

"Whereas disinfecting Christians involves isolating them and teaching them to be good, discipling Christians involves propelling Christians into the world to risk their lives for the sake of others. Now the world is our focus, and we gauge success in the church not on the hundreds or thousands whom we can get into our buildings but on the hundreds or thousands who are leaving our buildings to take on the world with the disciples they are making" - David Platt

"In the Western tradition, we have focused on teaching as a skill and forgotten what Socrates knew: teaching is a gift, learning is a skill." - Peter Drucker

"I like doing movies with kids in them, and you're explaining things. They're teaching you and you're teaching them, and the audience can loop through that." - Aaron Eckhart

"In teaching it is the method and not the content that is the message." - Ashley Montagu

"The episcopal church was destined, inevitably, to grow further and further from the Christian teaching of poverty and denial of worldly goods. It became more like an additional arm of secular administration." - Judith Herrin

"In the visible church the true Christians are invisible." - Proverbs

"Disciple making also involves teaching people to obey all that Christ has commanded us. Now some might say, "Isn't that what preachers are supposed to do?" And in one sense, the answer to this question is yes. God has clearly called and gifted some people in the church to teach his Word formally. At the same time, he has commanded every follower of Jesus to teach his Word relationally." - David Platt

"The church is an organisation that institutionalises an aversion to homosexuality, it institutionalises gender inequality and it speaks from a place of teaching people being ashamed of their sexuality." - Hozier

"When I speak at my local church, which I try to do 35 to 40 times a year, I try in every lesson to take the Old Testament text or New Testament text and apply them to what is happening to me or how that applies to the audience that I'm teaching in a modern, fast-changing, technological world. I use headlines, interfaith and that sort of thing." - Jimmy Carter

"The word doctrine, as used in the Bible, means teaching of duty, not theory." - George Macdonald

"The young, in their innocence, are often wise and capable of teaching the old." - Christopher Vogler

"The teaching of axioms should come after conveying the theory in a looser version." - Ivor Grattan-Guinness

"Labour's appalling agenda, encouraging the teaching of homosexuality in schools, and all the rest of it." - Boris Johnson

"If the presence of God is in the church, the church will draw the world in. If the presence of God is not in the church, the world will draw the church out." - Charles Grandison Finney

"Leadership in church is one of the biggest challenges that the Church is facing because without strong leadership, the church rarely lives out its redemptive potentials." - Bill Hybels

"There's nobody who doesn't have problems with the church, because there's sin in the church. But there's no other place to be a Christian except the church." - Eugene H Peterson

"Maybe you are the key to revival in your church." - Leonard Ravenhill

"That's so cute! They have birdbaths in the church!" - Hilary Duff

"Art in the Church fundamentally exists for evangelization" - Pope Francis

"You will find God in the church of your choice." - Bob Dylan

"Any opportunity to serve in the Church is a blessing." - Lance B. Wickman

"Integrating in the Church doesn't mean receiving communion." - Pope Francis

"I believe in the separation of church and planet." - Eric Idle

"I remember that after that teaching given to me as a young man, as a boy, almost, by the President of the Church. I read this chapter about once a week for quite a while, then once a month for several months. I thought I needed it in my business, so to speak; that it was one of the things that were necessary for my advancement." - Heber J Grant

"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine

"Great men in teaching weak men to reflect have set them on the road to error." - Luc De Clapiers

"How vital are mother's influence and teaching in the home-and how apparent when neglected!" - Ezra Taft Benson

"How vital are mother's influence and teaching in the home-and how apparent when neglected!" - Ezra Taft Benson

"To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching." - George Bernard Shaw

"Teaching, may I say, is the noblest profession of all in a democracy." - Kurt Vonnegut

"In my opinion the teaching of volleyball technique, ..., must always be correlated with tactical tasks." - Viacheslav Platonov

"All teachers are already leaders. It's in the nature of teaching." - Andy Hargreaves

"A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room." - Robert Baden-Powell

"In teaching me the way to live It taught me how to die." - George Pope Morris

"But if I have erred in anything, I gladly come before the teaching authority of Peter." - Peter Damian

"The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision." - Bruce Barton

"Businesses that distribute information and news are in the business of training and teaching people." - Clayton Christensen

"This rock thing got in the way of my teaching career." - Al Jourgensen

"I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing, Literary and Dramatic." - Shelley Berman

"One of the most important elements in teaching, conducting, and performing, all three, is listening." - Itzhak Perlman

"I'm not denouncing the church, and I'm not interested in people who want me to denounce the church. It's not a church worthy of denouncing." - Barack Obama

"It is better to think of church in the ale-house than to think of the ale-house in church." - Martin Luther

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church." - John Wesley

"The National Catholic Register's coverage of the Church universal, and the Church in our own country, is splendid." - Timothy M. Dolan

"The Church of England is the only church in the world that interferes neither with your politics nor your religion" - Anthony Trollope

"Because everyone who try a-go to church, and they were trying to teach but they weren't teaching, they was brainwashing. Since I would never call that teaching.." - Peter Tosh

"Let us labor for the security of free thought, free speech, pure morals, unfettered religious sentiments, and equal rights and privileges for all men, irrespective of nationality, color, or religion;.... leave the matter of religious teaching to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contribution. Keep church and state forever separate." - Ulysses S Grant

"We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. The teaching of the church is clear, and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time." - Pope Francis

"One thing and one thing alone keeps us from complete decay in this hour - the church, the true Church." - Leonard Ravenhill

"A missional church is a church that must live the dialectic. It must stay in the journey." - Alan Hirsch

"I do object to the sensationalism or even the voyeurism of doing things in church or out of church." - Pierre Trudeau

"By the time we get to church, I need church cuz I've been yelled at by everyone in the family." - Jeff Foxworthy

"When a church is faithless to its duties, the real church is outside its walls, in the community." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Men, in teaching others, learn themselves." - Thomas Lodge

"In teaching others we teach ourselves." - Proverbs

"Robertsons love Sundays! The most important thing we do is gather together with our church family for worship, teaching, and fellowship. After church, we like to have a nice lunch of roast, vegetables, and definitely rolls or biscuits. And I love catching a nap when I can." - Kay Robertson

"The basic question 'will I obey Christ 's teaching?' is rarely taken as a serious issue. For example, to take one of Jesus' commands, that is relevant to contemporary life, I don't know of any church that actually teaches a church how to bless people who curse them, yet this is a clear command." - Dallas Willard

"A Church that has lost its voice for justice is a Church that has lost its relevance in the world." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I did not grow up in the church. I'm not a church-goer now. I'm a very spiritual person." - Malcolm D Lee

"I grew up in the United Methodist Church, and church was always a very big part of my growing up." - Hilarie Burton

"It's not the teaching, it's the learning." - Sly Stone

"Teaching for creativity involves teaching creatively. There are three related tasks in teaching for creativity: encouraging, identifying and fostering." - Ken Robinson

"A church determined to hold only those doctrines that a secular world finds adequately comprehensible is a church that will hold to no central vital Christian teaching whatsoever." - Albert Mohler

"IN THE WORLD OF advertising, every copywriter knows the power of two magic words: "Free!" and "New!" We see them in the supermarket, in the newspaper, on billboards. And consumers respond. In the church today, we are falling prey to the appeal of "New!" The old truths of the gospel don't seem spectacular enough. We're restless for the latest, greatest, newest teaching or technique. We pastors in particular seem to search for a shortcut or some dynamic new strategy that will fire up our churches." - Jim Cymbala

"Teaching is the highest form of understanding." - Aristotle

"Teaching is the greatest act of optimism." - Colleen Wilcox

"Teaching is the ability to inspire learning." - Nick Saban

"People learn the most when teaching others." - Peter Drucker

"When something dies is the greatest teaching." - Shunryu Suzuki

"Teaching is the royal road to learning." - Jessamyn West

"That's what teaching is, the art of explanation: presenting the right information in the right order in a memorable way." - Taylor Mali

"Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning." - Paulo Freire

"It's no understatement that the church has done a poor job in teaching our young people that reason and faith are not opposites, and that atheists are far from being on the side of reason. You can find on our website a chart which I use to demonstrate the various worldviews work out, and which one, Christianity, is rational. Many kids, however, who grow up huddled in a Christian environment find themselves in the university setting completely unequipped to defend the rationality of the Christian faith against the secular humanist worldview so prevalent on college campuses." - Charles Colson

"The only teaching that a professor can give, in my opinion, is that of thinking in front of his students." - Henri Lebesgue

"The goal is to teach in such a way as to produce the most learning from the least teaching." - Seymour Papert

"The biggest mistake of past centuries in teaching has been to treat all students as if they were variants of the same individual and thus to feel justified in teaching them all the same subjects the same way." - Howard Gardner

"I don't have an issue with what you do in the church but I'm going to be up in your face if you're going to knock on my science classroom and tell me I got to teach what you're teaching in your Sunday school. That's when we're going to fight... There's no tradition of scientists knocking down the Sunday school door, telling the preacher 'that might not necessarily be true.' That's never happened. There are no scientists picketing out front of churches. There's been this coexistence forever, so to have religious communities knocking down the science door, there's something wrong there." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"There should not be any particular teaching. Teaching is in each moment." - Shunryu Suzuki

"Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives." - Thomas Berry

"The value of teaching without words and accomplishing without action is understood by few in the world." - Laozi

"The most effective teacher will always be biased, for the chief force in teaching is confidence and enthusiasm." - Joyce Cary

"I was in Venice teaching, so I reread Henry James's "The Wings of the Dove." I love James." - Stephen Greenblatt



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