Saturday, April 07, 2012

Visionaries Vs. Revolutionaries

A couple months ago, Jack Hager reposted this from Kevin DeYoung. With Easter tomorrow, it just seems right to re-post again, now.
"It's sexy among young people - my generation - to talk about ditching institutional religion and starting a revolution of real Christ-followers living in real community without the confines of church.

Besides being unbiblical, such notions of churchless Christianity are unrealistic. It's immaturity actually, like the newly engaged couple who think romance preserves the marraige, when the couple celebrating their golden anniversary knows it's the institution of marriage that preserves the romance.

Without the God-given habit of corporate worship and the God-given mandate of corporate accountability, we will not prove faithful over the long haul.

What we need are fewer revolutionaries and a few more plodding visionaries..."

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