Monday, May 16, 2005

Kingdom Contradictions?

Is this what Jesus meant by the "kingdom of heaven"?

"So successful are some evangelicals that they're opening up branches like so many new Home Depots or Subways.... "For all their seemingly unstoppable success, evangelicals must contend with powerful forces in U.S. society. The ranks of Americans who express no religious preference have quadrupled since 1991, to 14%, according to a recent poll. Despite the megachurch surge, overall church attendance has remained fairly flat. And if anything, popular culture has become more vulgar in recent years." From Earthly Empires: How evangelical churches are borrowing from the business playbook, BusinessWeek (5/23/05)


At 5/17/2005 05:52:00 PM, Blogger Chrysostomos said...

I remember reading somewhere this paticular quote. It was some time ago, but it reminds me of what you are discussing.

The quote from a Christian author:
"In our attempt to evangelize America, America has evangelized us to it's way of life."

Perhaps there is more truth to that quote!

Rd. Chrysostomos
Eastern Orthodox Christian Business Blog


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