Thursday, September 20, 2007

Implications of the Church Not Reading Constructively

I read a warning in J.P. Moreland's book, "Love Your God With All Your Mind" this morning (pp. 93-94):

"Eventually the church without readers, or with readers with the tastes just listed [Christian self-help and books about Christian celebrities] will become a marginalized, easily led group of Christians impotent to stand against the powerful forces of secularism that threaten to bury Christian ideas under a veneer of soulless pluralism and misguided scientism. In such a context, the Church will be tempted to measure her success largely in terms of numbers- numbers achieved by cultural accommodation to empty selves."

This is both a prediction for the future, and in many cases, has already begun to happen.

The Constructive Curmudgeon also has a good post about Francis Schaeffer's take on the state of American readers.

1 comment:

Doug Groothuis said...

Sarah:

This book is a modern classic: a strong dose of truth for the Christian soul. Forget about "chicken soup."