Frederick Schmidt, a professor of Christian Spirituality at SMU, raises questions about churches that focus on religious and social issues. This is what I have also been saying about red and blue, religious left and religious right churches:
“The problem, of course, is there is really no reason to be part of a church like that—apart from the opportunity to somehow engage the issues. And, if you reflect very deeply on it at all, you will eventually conclude that the church is a dispensable vehicle—even for engaging the issues.”
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