13 February 2009

Hermit crabs and turtles

An article from First Things for everyone blessed with the gift of being spiritually cool.

The supposed demise of Christendom is the rallying cry of young, hip evangelicals . . . .

For them, culture is as dispensable to Christianity as a hermit crab’s shell is to the crab. The true essence of the gospel might don cultural attire when necessary, but only to just as quickly cast it off, seeking new garb to attract a fresh set of converts . . . . The Holy Spirit has found new and better habitations, like house-churches and theology-on-tap sessions in bars.