right now i am reading why we love the church: in praise of institutions and organized religions and i would commend it highly to you. the book is super readable and engaging, but also very informative and challenging. i have been humbled and encouraged by everything i have read.
i hope to blog more about some of the things i have learned from this book, but today i just want to share a few quotes that hit me.
both of these quotes come from an interview the authors did with chuck colson. colson was a key person in the watergate scandal years ago, and went to prison for it. in prison he met jesus christ, and his life totally changed. for the past 3 decades he has been leading ministry to prison inmates.
"we live in a therapeutic age where everything is measured by how much i get out to it. the church ought to be measured by what we put into it for God and others."
[after the interviewer asked him where he goes to church]
"i've always resented the phrase 'where do you go to church?' i dont go to a church, i'm a member of a church. you don't ask where somebody 'goes to a country club. i'm not talking about where you are going, i'm talking about where you plant your flag and say, 'this is where i'm a christian'"