"The lawyer didn’t stop there. He ran the stop sign and asked that second, open-ended, fatal question: 'Who is my neighbor?'"

"In a video released yesterday by the Broward County Sheriff's Department, a Hispanic woman and a black man urge Martin's supporters to 'raise your voice and not your hands.'"

I just want to let you know that your words were hurtful. And I hope you don’t pass that kind of ignorance down to your beautiful boys.”

"Believing that the Holy Spirit would give them the words to defend themselves, they chose a homeless man with no background in law to represent them."

"There are, however, at least two other reasons some conservative Christians would disagree with the statement besides their belief in End Times."

"Even now, the word gives discussions of race a weird technocratic gravitas, as when the police insist that you step out of your 'vehicle' instead of your car."

"You clearly have demonstrated intelligence, passion, and leadership in order to make it this far. And now I am asking you to quit."

"What is grace? I'm not certain; all I know is that my heart felt like a spike, and then, in that room, it opened and felt like an umbrella."

"The supposed problems with milennials are things people have been worrying about since forever."

"I have discovered the purpose of Google Plus!"

"Then he says, 'Daddy’s day with the kids. Enjoy it!' And I want to throw the half-empty carton of chocolate milk at his head."

"And John Piper? God, what a whiner. Who does he think he is, John Boehner? Quit it on the waterworks, yo... We don’t need our male pastors showing weakness by crying in the pulpit on Sunday!"

Steve Thorngate

The Century managing editor is also a church musician and songwriter.

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