If the President has a bully pulpit, then the First Lady has a white glove pulpit?more refined, restricted, ceremonial, but it's a pulpit all the same.
Christianity is really a man's religion: there's not much in it for women except docility, obedience, who-sweeps- the-room-as-for-thy-cause, downcast eyes and death in childbirth. For the men it's better: all power and money and fine robes, the burning of the hereticsfun, fun, fun!and the Inquisition fulminating from the pulpit.Fay originally Franklin Birkinshaw Weldon
Preachers are not sermon makers, but men makers and saint makers, and he only is well-trained for this business who has made himself a man and a saint. It is not great talents nor great learning nor great preachers that God needs, but men great in holiness, great in faith, great in love, great in fidelity, great for God - men always preaching by holy sermons in the pulpit, by holy lives out of it. These can mold a generation for God.edward mckendree bounds
Always carry with you into the pulpit a sense of the immense consequences which may depend on your full and faithful presentation of the truth.richard salter storrs
From his loftiest pulpit the modern clerc assures man that he is great in proportion as he is practical.julien benda
When civil fury first grew high, And men fell out, they knew not why; When hard words, jealousies, and fears, Set folks together by the ears, And made them fight, like mad or drunk, For Dame Religion, as for punk; Whose honesty they all durst swear for, Though not a man of them knew wherefore: When Gospel-Trumpeter, surrounded With long-ear'd rout, to battle sounded, And pulpit, drum ecclesiastick, Was beat with fist, instead of a stick; Then did Sir Knight abandon dwelling, And out he rode a colonelling.
A sensible human once said, "If people knew how much ill-feeling unselfishness occasions, it would not be so often recommended from the pulpit"; and again, "She's the sort of woman who lives for others you can always tell the others by their hunted expression."C. S. Lewis
I will tell you what this people need, with regard to preaching; you need, figuratively, to have it rain pitchforks, tines downwards, from this pulpit, Sunday after Sunday. Instead of the smooth, beautiful, sweet, still, silk-velvet-lipped preaching, you should have sermons like peals of thunder, and perhaps we then can get the scales from our eyes. This style is necessary in order to save many of this people.Brigham Young
And pulpit, drum ecclesiastic, Was beat with fist instead of a stick.
Alas for the unhappy man that is called to stand in the pulpit, and not give the bread of life.
[H]e was often interrupted by the deep hum of his audience; and when, after preaching out the hour-glass, which in those days was part of the furniture of the pulpit, he held it up in his hand, the congregation clamorously encouraged him to go on till the sand had run off once more.
Always carry with you into the pulpit a sense of the immense consequences which may depend on your full and faithful presentation of the truth.
If any of you ever go into the pulpit "simply upon the cold legs of custom," be very careful to take a manuscript with you. But if you go to speak to the assembly because your mind is full of the truth, and you long to impart that truth to them, for their sake and for God's sake, then charge your mind with it, and speak with all the force you can give it, without any notes.
No mighty king, no ambitious emperor, no pope, or prophet ever dreamt of such an awesome pulpit, so potent a magic wand.
Yes, Haven, most of us enjoy preaching, and I've got such a bully pulpit!
Whenever the pulpit is usurped by a formalist, then is the worshipper defrauded and disconsolate. We shrink as soon as the prayers begin, which do not uplift, but smite and offend us.
Time, like a preacher in the days of the Puritans, turned the hour-glass on his high pulpit, the church belfry.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In a polite age almost every person becomes a reader, and receives more instruction from the Press than the pulpit.Oliver Goldsmith
Profane eloquence is transfered from the bar, where Le Maître, Pucelle, and Fourcroy formerly practised it, and where it has become obsolete, to the pulpit, where it is out of place.
The gracious Dew of pulpit Eloquence, And all the well-whip'd Cream of Courtly Sense.Alexander Pope
No mighty king, no ambitious emperor, no pope, or prophet ever dreamt of such an awesome pulpit, so potent a magic wand.fred w. friendly
Avan was as religious as the next young dragon with his way to make in the world—which is to say that he held many traditional beliefs which he had never paused to examine, attended church because it would have seemed strange not to, rarely paid much attention when he was there, and found piety out of the pulpit thoroughly misplaced.jo walton