“If the Church can begin to maximize its language of Life Worship, support it with the language of Gathered Worship, and hit delete on the language of ‘secular occupations and music,’ we may get somewhere with our generation.
Until that time, we will spin our insular wheels, wishing for the kind of impact we could actually have if we only changed our paradigm.
The Church is the world’s most magnificent force of humanitarian innovation, driven by love for Christ and all manner of people. It would be a shame to see our energies continually deflected by minimizing language that feeds our disconnect from culture.
You can be ‘churchy’ or Christ-like. I am exceedingly convinced one can’t be both.