"It is time for theology to leave its ivory tower and join the real issues, which deal with the dehumanization of blacks in America. It is time for theologians to relate their work to life-and-death issues, and in so doing to execute its function of bringing the church to a recognition of its task in the world."
“Give Light and the People Will Find A Way”
"...it's an abomination for those of us that hear, to be a smart as we are, trained as we are and to not know how to make it clear and gettable for anybody who wants know what we know. Theology is holy work, it's a sacred vocation. It is our job to make it available to the masses of the congregation. To anybody who wants to be able to read what I know, I should be able to write so they can get it."
"It is much easier to deal with textual problems associated with some biblical book or deal "objectively" with some religious phenomenon than it is to ask about the task of theology in the current disintegration of society."