Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Buyer's market religion?

The church has lost its ability to be a disciplined community because we're now, religiously, in a buyer's market. Christianity has to bill itself as very good for your self-realization, and that's killing us because we're not very good for your self-realization. We're good for your salvation, which is not the same thing.

Theologian Stanley Hauwerwaus, when asked about the church's lack of opposition to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. From The Christian Century, December 15, 2009.

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