Consumer faith

Many churches…come dangerously close to reducing Christianity to a commodity that can be packaged, marketed and sold.  Instead of cultivating a deep, holistic diet discipleship that touches every aspect of our lives, we’ve confined the life of faith to Sunday mornings, where it can be kept safe and predictable, or to a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” which can be managed from pricing our own home. Following Jesus has been diminished to a privatized faith rather than a lifelong apprenticeship undertaken in the context of Christian community.

~Slow Church, Smith and Pattison

 

Originally posted 2016-02-10 03:08:21.

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