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Donald Miller Controversial Quotes: 7 Hot-Button Statements From Christian Writer

By    |   Friday, 15 May 2015 04:41 PM

Donald Miller published the 2003 book, "Blue Like Jazz," to much acclaim, and it went on to be a New York Times bestseller. In 2012, the book was made into a movie, but didn't succeed at the box office.

Learning from the mistakes and losses of the movie, Miller founded two companies, StoryBrand, a marketing agency and Storyline, which is a life-coaching organization. The two companies grew into very successful businesses, which he runs from Nashville where he lives with his wife Elizabeth.

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Donald Miller also founded the "Mentoring Project," which partners with Christian churches to help kids from fatherless homes. The project has proven to be a successful one, mentoring many children across the United States.

Along the way, Miller has not shied away from controversy. Here is a look at some of the controversial statements Miller has made through the years:

1. In his Storyline blog, Miller encourages Christians to start their own churches. "Many of our readers are Christians but do not attend church. I encourage you to start communities of your own and simply 'be' the church."

2. In a PBS interview, Miller said there is a problem among the male population. "We don't have a femininity crisis in this country; we have a masculinity crisis."

3. On his Storyline blog, Miller comments on the behavior of some religious leaders. "In my day, I've met more than a few religious leaders who get away with near criminal activity because the masses are convinced they are saints."

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4. In the past, Miller has spoken about police handling of incidents. "When heads of police departments pronounce accused officers innocent within hours of a shooting, America loses trust. And those pronouncements keep happening."

5. In talking more about the police, Miller has gone on record as saying, "The point is the knee-jerk reaction of police officers to defend each other no matter what really happened will continue to erode trust in the public. It's just a bad story. From an outside perspective, they're playing the role of mob characters, not heroic cops."

6. On his blog, Miller wrote on traditional church sermons. "To be brutally honest, I don't learn much about God hearing a sermon and I don't connect with him by singing songs to him."

7. In a Christianity Today interview, Miller discussed the state of the nation. "America is not God's country. It's not considered a Christian nation anymore. You have to look at everybody, not just Christians and say, what are the rights of these people based on this constitution."

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Donald Miller published the 2003 book, "Blue Like Jazz," to much acclaim, and it went on to be a New York Times bestseller. In 2012, the book was made into a movie, but didn't succeed at the box office.
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