Relevant

It’s hard to exaggerate the degree to which the modern church seems irrelevant to the modern man.” – D. Elton Trublood

Ouch.

In my humble opinion – absolute truth.

But ouch.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by David G on April 16, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Amen, in a word.

  2. So what is to be done about it? Is the word “modern” the problem? Is it “fixable”?

    I struggle with this qoute. Something inside me wants to stand up and scream out “that’s a lie from the pit of hell!” But, a larger part of me has to sit back down and hang my head.

    Recently, I’ve spoken to several people who have confirmed this statement in a real-life way. It’s one thing to read a quote like this and react. It’s another when you see co-workers and friends who actually harbor these opinions.

    Is it possible to get back to the model Jesus and disciples gave us? Will we ever see lay-leadership rise up or do we actually need a highly educated, high-paid pastor? Buildings and resources are great, but what do they cost…and does the world view that as our first priority?

    Thanks for the thought provoking post, Hook.

    grace & peace,
    e

  3. So what is to be done about it? Is the word “modern” the problem? Is it “fixable”?

    I struggle with this qoute. Something inside me wants to stand up and scream out “that’s a lie from the pit of hell!” But, a larger part of me has to sit back down and hang my head.

    Recently, I’ve spoken to several people who have confirmed this statement in a real-life way. It’s one thing to read a quote like this and react. It’s another when you see co-workers and friends who actually harbor these opinions.

    Is it possible to get back to the model Jesus and disciples gave us? Will we ever see lay-leadership rise up or do we actually need a highly educated, high-paid pastor? Buildings and resources are great, but what do they cost…and does the world view that as our first priority?

    Thanks for the thought provoking post, Hook.

    grace & peace,
    e

  4. Ha – I kinda thought that you may have a response Eric.

    You ask some very sobering questions…ones that demand action if I am going to honestly answer them.

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