Quote of the Day

Many churches, particularly those driven by church growth models, come dangerously close to reducing Christianity to a commodity that can be packaged, marketed and sold. Instead of cultivating deep, holistic 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 the privacy of our own homes. Following Jesus has been diminished to a privatized faith rather than a lifelong apprenticeship undertaken in the context of Christian community.

– C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison, Slow Church

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