Thursday, July 10, 2008

Note to Liberal Christians: Secular Society Has Passed You By

From The Ochlophobist:

"We have learned this lesson from ECUSA and that sort over and over again. Leader of a very small and not in the slightest bit influential ecclesial body is horrified that other Christian leaders are not "facing the challenges of the modern world." Let us entertain reality for a moment. Nobody in Europe is listening seriously to the rhetoric of ECUSA, or Rowan Williams, or the Lutheran Church in Norway, or the EP. They see some snippets from the EP about the environment in a magazine. In response, they think or intuit (very briefly) 'he is saying what we are supposed to be saying, and he wears a very cool outfit, and looks both stern and happy at the same time, and that's all good because those folks in Eastern Europe who might still believe in that stuff will be more inclined to recycle, and, oh, there's a lingerie ad on the next page....' "

2 comments:

Huw said...

Interesting to lump the Patriarch of Constantinople in with "Liberal Christians".

Jaxon said...

Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck just released a great book on the growing Socialist Christian movement and what a load it truly is. Why We're Not Emergent. It is a must read.