As ever, Mel puts this more articulately than I ever could have myself. It’s hard being a grown up Christian, but maybe being radical in a quietly realistic way is more exciting and sustainable than trying to keep living like a 20-year old – and more of a joy, too.
This post will not actually do what it says on the tin, because I don’t think I know the answer.
I was reading this book called “Ordinary” by Michael Horton which a friend lent us. It’s basically about how nobody wants to live an “ordinary” Christian life, and why is that? And what does that mean anyway?
I don’t agree with Mr Horton about everything he says on what an ordinary Christian life should look like… but a couple of things have really struck me. One of them is this:
“We are all adolescents now.”
“The youth group was created, offering adolescent-friendly versions of church. In the second stage, a new adulthood emerged that looked a lot like the old adolescence. Fewer and fewer people outgrew the adolescent Christian spiritualities they had learned in youth groups; instead, the church began to cater to them. Eventually, the church became them.”
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