urban christian part two

Bakke is really good:

“Theological talk about the salvation of structures may be nonsense (I must admit you cannot evangelize what you cannot baptize), but if Christians think that social and economic structures matter enough for them to move where they function, they cannot criticize other Christians for working to develop or improve those systems in their communities where they do not function well.”

“So many evangelicals are unreconstructed social Darwinists who believe that only the powerful and the strong should survive. We have seen the large-scale commitment of evangelical churches to a conservative ideology masquerading as theology.”

“Some groups have complete sets of concrete, cultural practices which they regard as almost synonymous with the gospel. Their witness to Christ is frozen into cultural forms with are irrelevant or unintelligible to most people.”

That’s it for now…


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