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Christianity: A Demanding and Serious Religion

Charlie Wingard

Charlie Wingard

Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary Jackson and Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Yazoo City, Mississippi

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A secular Jew, the late Neil Postman nevertheless understood that historic Christianity requires careful attention to the reading and hearing of scripture. “I believe I am not mistaken in saying,” he contends, “that Christianity is a demanding and serious religion. When it is delivered as easy and amusing, it is another kind of religion altogether.”

A demanding and serious religion – if that’s the expectation, let’s do our best not to disappoint.
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Source:  Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (New York: Penguin, 1985), 121)


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