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So, I’m not normally a huge fan of the HuffPost

but I ran across this article through a colleague on Facebook.  It’s nice to see that some Evangelicals are talking this way too.  By the way, this fellow is not alone.  A great resource on the net for any serious Christian is the White Horse Inn http://www.whitehorseinn.org/.  And of course don’t forget about our very own Issues Etc. http://issuesetc.org/.

Luther is quoted as having said, “An ambitious pastor is a pestilence on the church.”  I’m glad to see that Tim Suttle is in agreement.

Sentimentality and pragmatism are the one-two punch which has the American Church on the ropes, while a generation of church leaders acquiesces to the demands of our consumer culture. The demands are simple: tell me something that will make me feel better (sentimentality for the churchgoer), and tell me something that will work (pragmatism for the church leader). Yet it is not clear how either one of those are part of what it means to be the church.

Full post is here.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-suttle/how-to-shrink-your-church_b_1095841.html

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