Thoughtful people are concerned with the future because that is the only area of experience about which anything can be done. We cannot change the past, and the present is gone as soon as it is reported, but the future is that in which we can make a difference.

-D Elton Trueblood
D Elton Trueblood

If the average church should suddenly take seriously the notion that every lay member man or woman is really a minister of Christ, we could have something like a revolution in a very short time.

D Elton Trueblood
Evangelism is not a professional job for a few trained men, but is instead the unrelenting responsibility of every person who belongs to the company of Jesus.
D Elton Trueblood

Democracy is necessitated by the fact that all men are sinners; it is made possible by the fact that we know it. ...

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Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
D Elton Trueblood

Our religion is one which challenges the ordinary human standards by holding that the ideal of life is the spirit of a little child. We tend to glorify adulthood and wisdom and worldly prudence, but the Gospel reverses all this. The Gospel says that the inescapable condition of entrance into the divine fellowship is that we turn and become as a little child.

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The spoken word is never really effective unless it is backed up by a life, but it is also true that the living deed is never adequate without the support the spoken word can provide.
D Elton Trueblood

Never trust a theologian who doesn't have a sense of humor.

D Elton Trueblood
The world is equally shocked at hearing Christianity criticized and seeing it practiced.
D Elton Trueblood

It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people he may never meet.

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Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation. D. Elton Trueb