Monday, January 10, 2011

Life in the US of A...

In his book, We Have Met the Enemy: Self Control in an Age of Excess, author Daniel Akst writes,"American life resembles a giant all-you-can-eat buffet offering calories, credit, sex, intoxicants, and other invitations to excess. Americans accept these invitations so promiscuously that bad decisions about smoking, eating, drinking, and other behaviors account for almost half of deaths in the US. We are losing the war with ourselves."

Where is the church's voice in all this?

1 comment:

  1. Apropos of the wonderfully accurate statement that "we are losing the war with ourselves," and Mike's query about the church's voice, I reflect on how very few sermons I hear anymore from a Pauline text, any Pauline text. And yet, what could be more apt than this personal ejaculation from Paul's letter to the Romans? "I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate" (Romans 7:15).