Sunday, November 04, 2007

Quote of the Week

"The Christ witnessed to in the church is often the 'Christ of culture' rather than the 'Christ who transforms culture.' A great deal of the preaching presents a Christ who comforts the comfortable rather than a Christ who disturbs the complacent. The worship is often not in dialogue with the world but rather represents a withdrawal from the world. This means that the idols that the world worships are the very ones that are worshipped in the church; the idols of class, race, success, prestige and power."

Noel Leo Erskine, author of Decolonizing Theology: A Caribbean Perspective and Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at Candler School of Theology

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