I’ve just found a fascinating article in HARPERS (link is below) about Christians not actually living out what they profess to believe — thus a paradox. It’s writing by a (self-professed) church-going believer of some sort. It raises some interesting points.
Philip Ryken has commented on it:
“This is a haunting analysis of the contemporary church and its captivity to the godless values of our selfish society. Rather than serving as a countercultural community for Christ, the church actually justifies the goals of self-centered individualism. I essentially agree with McKibben’s analysis and have presented it as a well-stated warning about the cultural captivity of the church — something that is sometimes hard for us to see because it is the very air that we breathe.”
Why not read it the original article? I’ll have more reaction on Monday.
BTW, this image is an old “paradox” — is it a beautiful young lady, or, is it a weathered old woman?