Thursday, February 14, 2008

Oprah-Ization of American Christianity

Commenting on recent findings, LifeWay Research’s Ed Stetzer said, “We found a real openness to hearing about matters of faith, but the study also clearly documents what I call the Oprah-ization of American Christianity. It’s very much a generic ‘big guy in the sky’ view of God and a ‘you believe what you believe, I believe what I believe’ viewpoint on theology. People say, ‘Who am I to judge?’” BP News 1/9/08


Mike said...

Maybe it is just my warped personality. But it may be time that we stop trying to make Jesus so lovey-dovey and tell people that they need to repent. When you look at Matthew 4:17, that is the message that Jesus started with.

"From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'" (ESV)

Chris said...

as my urban friends say,"tru dat!"

my i have stopped trting to get people to kick the tires. i have toped trying to bait them. i don't try to make deals with. i just preach Christ and Christ crucified with all the thorns, nails, dirt and blood. i just let the Holy Spirit stick it to them. i ma tired of trying to pimp Jesus. That is what most are doing. the treat Christ like a 2 dollar streetwalker that must be put out there on the corner wi that push bra. it is sick my friend. i love a lot of the church growth guys, but you can't prostitute the church and it's Savior.

Mike said...

"tru dat" right back at you