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Blogotional and the Church

November 16th, 2005 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

John has an incredibly sensible thought today on the Church. Drawing from Jollyblogger's extensive critique of George Barna's new book, John writes:

God does not change, and neither, fundamentally, do we. Why is the question, "What do we do today," instead of "Why aren't we doing it like they did then?" Bottom line, it is easier to look around than it is in. It is easier to say, "Scoiety(sic) has changed around the church" than to say "The church has quit doing what it is supposed to do."

He closes with this punchy line:

I love the church -- it does not need to be "rethought" it just needs to be done right.

The comment echoes Mere-O role model Gilbert Keith Chesterton's famous maxim about Christianity: Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.

Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.