"The Christian gospel has sometimes been made the tool of an imperialism, and of that we have to repent. But at its heart it is the denial of all imperialism, for at its center there is the cross where all imperialisms are humbled and we are invited to find the center of human unity in the One who was made nothing so that all might be one. The very heart of the biblical vision for the unity of humankind is that its center is not an imperial power but the slain Lamb." - Lesslie Newbigin, The Gospel in a Pluralist Society
and the second quote won't make the quote generator, unfortunately, but is still worth sharing. it was my prof's response to a question related to the idea to the subjectivity of canonizing the Bible in the early church age, and even the subjectivity of intepreting the Bible, really asking how we know our tradition is right, and how can you really come to terms with some of these things...
My prof's response:
"It has been said that sausage and theology are two things you don't want to watch being made."