- ("In her book, Worshiping Women: Re-Forming God's People For Praise, Heather Murray Elkins tells of a time when she was a new pastor. She hadn't even begun to unpack the boxes in the manse living room when a phone call came from the hospital. Someone's mother was in intensive care in critical condition...")
- "The other week I listened to a broadcast of Brahms' violin concerto. Only it wasn't – it wasn't the violin concerto any more. It was a piano concerto. Everything – or practically everything – was the same, note wise. The orchestral parts were identical. In the new piano part only a few notes had been transferred here and there to a different octave..."