Christ, our Light
Friday, October 12, 2018
Commemoration of Wilfrid, Abbot of Ripon, Bishop of York, Missionary, 709
Commemoration of Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845

While many Americans are still firmly committed to the traditional, supernatural conceptions of a personal God, a Divine Savior, and the promise of eternal life, the trend is away from these convictions... The fact is that a demythologized modernism is overwhelming the traditional Christ-centered, mystical faith... For the modern skeptics are not the apostates, village atheists, or political revolutionaries of old. The leaders of today’s challenge to traditional beliefs are principally theologians—those in whose care the church entrusts its sacred teachings.
... Rodney Stark (b. 1934) & Charles Glock (1919-2018), in Trans-action: social science and modern society, v. 5-6, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., Washington University, 1967, p. 7-8 (see the book; see also Luke 6:39-40; Isa. 9:16; 56:10; Matt. 7:15; 15:14; Mark 13:21,22; Luke 21:8; Acts 20:29-30; 1 Tim. 6:3-5; 2 Tim. 3:12-13; 4:1-4; 2 Pet. 2:1-3; 1 John 4:2-3; more at Authenticity, Christ, Church, Eternal life, Promise, Savior, Skeptic, Theology)

Compilation Copyright, 1996-2023, by Robert McAnally Adams,
        Curator, Christian Quotation of the Day,
        with Robert Douglas, principal contributor
Logo image Copyright 1996 by Shay Barsabe, of “Simple GIFs”, by kind permission.
Send comments to

Last updated: 10/08/18



Fun stuff

Tweet this      

     CQOD is now available to include on your personal home page, blog, or church web site—perfect for a sidebar.
     To display CQOD on your web site, updating daily, copy the line below and paste directly into the position that CQOD should appear:

     <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

     To display this particular quotation on your web site, copy the line below and paste directly into the position that CQOD should appear:

     <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

     For more information, see CQOD Web Home


Christ, our Light

    Welcome to the CQOD home page. This page changes daily, publishing a different quotation each day, so return here often. Many people use this page as their browser home page. Bookmark this page by pressing cntl-d.
     means text and bibliography have been verified.
    CQOD makes numerous features and links available. Here are some important links to help you get around:

    Previous day’s CQOD (Hallesby)
    Following day’s CQOD (Lewis)
    This month’s CQODs

    CQOD for today
    CQOD on the go!
    Use our double opt-in listserve to receive CQOD by email
    CQOD daily index
    All monthly archives
    What’s New on CQOD
    Author index
    Title index
    Poetry index
    Scripture index
    Subject index
    Search CQOD (or see below)
    CQOD Blog
     Facebook CQOD Fan Page  
     Follow CQOD on Twitter  
     Follow CQOD on Instagram     About CQOD
    CQOD on the Web
    CQOD Liturgical Calendar
    Mere Christianity: a conversation
    Simple Songs for Psalms
    Quotations Bible Study
    Essays Archive
    Jonah: a miracle play
    Ruth: a play
    Also visit these organizations:
    Arab Vision
    More devotionals
    Search CQOD: Community Member  

The Christian Quotation of the Day

↑ Grab this Headline Animator