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William P. Young Quotes

I wrote a story for my kids. Its fiction. Its not systematic theology. Its not a new book of the Bible. Its flawed, I wrote it. All of that goes into the mix, but I love the controversy. It elevates the conversation.
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I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.

— William P. Young

I'm an accidental writer.

— William P. Young

You have to take the time to prepare the soil if you want to embrace the seed.

— William P. Young

I want to tell you about the God that actually showed up and healed my heart. Not the God I grew up, because the God I grew up was fundamentally, and I use the word advisedly, fundamentally untrustworthy
schizophrenic, narcissistic, unreachable, unknowable, and my concept within which I grew up was that Jesus
He likes me
but He came to save me from God the Father
who was the one who was angry and distant, and unreachable, unknowable. All of that had to come crashing down.

— William P. Young

It seems like
especially in religious circles and Christian circles, we want to first talk about the things we're opposed to. That means we have to categorize that person. We can call them emergent or neo orthodox or someone who feminizes scripture. There's the category, let's stick them in the category then just blow up the box and him along with it.

— William P. Young

Today's minor irritations may become tomorrow's treasured memories. We often don't know what we are missing, until it's missing.

— William P. Young

There is only one race ... and it is human!

— William P. Young

The God of Evangelical Christianity is a Monster.

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My dad was a preacher. My relationship, for example, with my father
very difficult, and very painful, and it took me 50 years to wipe the face of my father off the face of God.

— William P. Young

I wrote a story for my kids. It's fiction. It's not systematic theology. It's not a new book of the Bible. It's flawed, I wrote it. All of that goes into the mix, but I love the controversy. It elevates the conversation.

— William P. Young

I think good creative writing opens up space for people to come into. Let God reach out and touch the human soul. That's not my job. I get to be present and create as much space as I can ... That frees me up just to be creative in the way I want to be.

— William P. Young

Emotions talked to you before you had words, so listen to them ... they are often more honest than the mind's remarkable ability to self deceive.

— William P. Young

I think my books give people a language to have a conversation about God that's not religious. There isn't enough new literature that brings the conversation of God into a modern context. I love the Bible, but in the West we've analyzed it until it fits into a structure of control. We need more new stories. We need different ways of looking at things, and I think it's coming.

— William P. Young

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