“A faith-driven history is not a reliable one. Insights cannot be trusted and little can be gained if faithfulness trumps honesty. Injecting faithfulness into historical inquiry preordains a faithful answer whether it be truthful or not. In the search for truth there is nothing to fear from a difficult question, for if truth creates obstacles in the journey, then the believer is traveling the wrong road.”
Mark A. Scherer, The Journey of a People: The Era of Worldwide Community, 1946 to 2015 (Independence, Missouri: Community of Christ Seminary Press, 2016), 569.