Consistent Trivialization

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An unfortunate description of modern American Christianity…

“Such people are subject to consistent trivialization.  They find it impossible to tell what may be important.  They buy things, both material and spiritual, that they will never use.  They hear the same lies over and over again without ever becoming angry.   They are led to entertain, and for brief times practice, all kinds of religious commitment from magazine moralisms to occultic seances.  In none of it do they show any particular perseverance.  But neither do they show much sign of wising up – of developing a historical sense, of becoming conscious that they are part of a continuing people of God and growing beyond the adolescent susceptibilities to novelty and fantasy.”  (Eugene Peterson, The Contemplative Pastor)

~ by jackpickel on October 22, 2015.

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