Sunday, May 15, 2011

Downward Slide in the United Church

From my inbox this Lord's Day morning. jnh

Interesting article here in the National Post. One statement in particular caught my eye, and I think it's ironic coming from a woman pastor in the United Church, and not from someone on the outside.

Connie denBok, a United Church minister in Toronto, is among those who despair that the church has become so much of the world, so focused on popular issues, that it is evolving away from the core of Christianity.

“In the 1960s and ’70s we became embarrassed about Jesus. And so we distanced ourselves from Jesus, and the point is without Jesus there’s no point in having a church. iTunes has better music and the NDP has better policies; everything else we do now somebody else does way better. The only thing we can do is this Jesus thing,” she said.

She's just about got it right.

David Harness, Jr.

Victory Baptist, Sherwood Park

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