Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Evolution of the Church?

While surfing the waves of theological insight across the information super highway I found what I feel to be a very accurate summation of the church since its inception...

"In the beginning the church was a fellowship of men and women centering on the living Christ. Then the church moved to Greece, where it became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome, where it became an institution. Next, it moved to Europe, where it became a culture. And, finally, it moved to America, where it became an enterprise.”

Richard Halverson Chaplain to the U. S. Senate, 1981-1994

1 comment:

Norman Jeune III said...

I especially like that last part of the quote about the church becoming an enterprise. Correction- while I identify with the truth of that statement, it makes me feel pretty lousy as I reflect on it.