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Quote of the Day

“This time of transition has not always been easy; transition causes certain pain and tension. Yet the brotherhood is still the same in seeking to know, understand, and apply the word of the Lord. I believe that God raised up the Brethren in Christ Church 200 years ago for a purpose and, amid all this transition, He has been preparing the Church to more faithfully go out into the streets and lanes of our cities and towns to ‘bring in hither the poor, the maimed, the halt, and the blind’ — to see his will be done on earth as it is in Heaven!”

—Charlie B. Byers, twentieth-century Brethren in Christ bishop, minister, and evangelist, reflecting on changes within the Brethren in Christ Church during the 20th century in a 1979 article in Brethren in Christ History and Life. (A version of this article appears in the Fall 2011 issue of In Part magazine, and can be read online at

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