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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Counter-Cultural Pope

Pope Benedict XVI, like his predecessor before him, continues to push the Catholic Church in a counter-cultural direction. Good for him!

We mainline Protestants, who have fallen in love with the spirit of the age, need to pay attention and learn from someone who knows what being counter-cultural is all about and how Christians can be a distinctive witness in the world.
Cross-Posted at RedBlueChristian


John Wesley said...

Dear and Gentle Reader,

I would like to invite you to visit my humbly journal, as I start my tenure upon this continent. I have been elucidated by your musings and wish to make your most courteous acquaintance whist in the Americas.

I am most curious about the manner in which clergy conduct themselves in the colonies, as I am a newly arrived pastor and do not wish to offend the faithful and the savages. So prithee hense to my journal and let us hold each other accountable in our mutual love of Christ.

I remain God's most humble servant,

John Wesley

Ted M. Gossard said...

Amen, Allan. I think you're the one who reminded me of the rampant secularism that so many who name the name of Christ have bought into. The spirit of the age, not the Spirit of Christ. Thanks!

Allan R. Bevere said...



I truly have hope for mainline Protestantism, but we must throw off our idolatrous love affair with secularism

John said...

This is a danger in evangelism or trying to be 'relevant' -- that we lose the radical edge of Gospel.

Allan R. Bevere said...


absolutely right!