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  • Paul shared from Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (Gospel & Our Culture) by Lois Barrett
    At the same time, the churches have become so accommodated to the American way of life that they are now domesticated, and it is no longer obvious what justifies their existence as particular communities. The religious loyalties that churches seem to claim and the social functions that they actually perform are at odds with each other. Discipleship has been absorbed into citizenship.
    Note: Amen.
  • Paul shared from Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (Gospel & Our Culture) by Lois Barrett
    At the same time, the churches have become so accommodated to the American way of life that they are now domesticated, and it is no longer obvious what justifies their existence as particular communities. The religious loyalties that churches seem to claim and the social functions that they actually perform are at odds with each other. Discipleship has been absorbed into citizenship.
    Note: Amen.
  • Paul shared from Moby Dick, or, the whale by Herman Melville
    Heaven have mercy on us all—Presbyterians and Pagans alike—for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.
  • Paul shared from Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics by Ross Douthat
    Whether it was conservative Evangelicals hinting that the Holy Spirit had a strong position on the proper rate of marginal taxation, or liberal clergymen insisting that loving your neighbor as yourself required supporting higher levels of social spending, two generations of Christian spokesmen steadily undercut the credibility of their religious message by wedding it to the doctrines of the Democratic Party, or the platform of the GOP.
    Note: where we went wrong...
  • Paul shared from Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren F. Winner
    And I have heard that some people eventually leave the middle and arrive at an end. I have heard that this end is a place of wisdom, of beatitude. I have heard it is a place of unself-consciousness. I have heard there is a lot of give in the fabric there.
    Note: sounds like the saints of Maundy Thursday I recently wrote about http://bit.ly/J2eUPB
(Philadelphia, PA United States)
Paul Burkhart