The American Baptism of Secularization (Or The Baptism of American Secularization)

Instead of fighting it, baptize and bless it: "The question of Christianity and civilization was complicated.  Mid-nineteenth-century Western culture was in the midst of a process of secularization - by which is meant a trend away from distinctly Christian influences.  The magnitude of the revolution was, as Martin Marty points out, 'comparable to the Renaissance… Continue reading The American Baptism of Secularization (Or The Baptism of American Secularization)

Access Hollywood (The Church Version)

 This is worth reading a few times. "Cults of personality are very bad things; the role of the preacher is to point to Christ and, in that context, to be as invisible as possible.  The preacher who brings attention to himself would seem to be, by Paul's standards, a failure; more than that, a congregation… Continue reading Access Hollywood (The Church Version)