...is an oxymoron!
U.S. Christians are a lazy, passive, well-intentioned bunch. I am not
talking about the 11% who are engaged in some form of regular hands-on
ministry. I am speaking of the 89% who define “active” faith as
attending church when convenient, showing up at an occasional potluck
supper, buying the doo-dad-du jour from the youth group, or who toss a
few bucks in the offering plate so that somebody else can do ministry
for them. This is the group for whom faith is about “feelings” more
than behaviors. 69% of active church-goers have never been on a mission
trip or even a one day mission project — yet most are very proud of the
mission work of their congregation. Living the faith by a few degrees
of separation. I know, whenever I bring this up, people tell me I am
being unrealistic to think that people’s actions will reflect their core
values and beliefs. Actually, I DO think our actions belie our true
beliefs and values — this is the problem.
Read the rest and decide which mold you fit.