Ideas from David Wells: The Courage to be Protestant

In America, personality (being charismatic, glamorous) has replace character (being virtuous).

We look to the self for meaning, truth, and fulfillment. This is sin. The result is the loss of meaning and the unmooring of the self from reality, which is the Triune God.

Too many churches are trying to sell the gospel through marketing. But the Gospel cannot be changed into a consumer item for empty selves. The Gospel flows the objective and holy nature of God himself.

The postmodern world gives us the context for ministry; it does not define the content of theology, which is based on the timeless truths of Holy Scripture.

The number of fitness centers has increased as the number of church diminishes. Fitness becomes the new holiness.

Author: Douglas Groothuis

Author of Christian Apologetics, Truth Decay, On Jesus, On Pascal, and others. Professor of Philosophy, Denver Seminary since 1993. Head of The Apologetics and Ethics Masters Degree Program and Co-Director of The Gordon Lewis Center for Christian Thought and Culture. Senior Fellow for Apologetics.com.

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