This article is absolutely amazing. Stanley Hauerwas articulate both the shortcoming of the Church in America as the “American Church” and not always the Church of Jesus Christ. But then he also offers some hope of the direction the church can go in our contemporary times that might actually lead to being a more faithful church. This is a must read! (Big thanks to Brad East for the link)
Here lies one of my biggest gripes with “contemporary worship.” When did worship become something to entertain and draw out emotion reaction? Stanley Hauerwas touches on this as he explains that the people of God (i.e. the congregation) have a responsibility to be participants and not an audience in the liturgical life of the church in worship. Great video!