“Moderns have so commodified the Bible that we have forgotten that revelation brings us the very presence of God and not merely teachings about God. We have forgotten what it means to be afraid. We have so objectified the biblical text that we do not recognize our own position as object under the Word of God. Therefore, we believe that it is possible to promote truth about God without realizing that God’s truth and God’s presence are a package deal. We believe that the truth we are somehow promoting can be neatly packaged, arranged, and presented in a form that is easy to manipulate.” – Dr. Cheryl Bridges Johns