“When I am tempted to spiritualize my Christian faith and separate the ministry to people in terms of soul and body, when like the Levite and the priest in Jesus’ memorable parable I become too busy with religious duties to minister to the bruised and heathen, then I thank God for . . . reminding me of the biblical teaching of the indivisibility of man and the wholeness of the gospel.”
— John E. Zercher, twentieth-century Brethren in Christ church leader and editor of the Evangelical Visitor, in an editorial.