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Imagine my surprise when I read the headline “How the seeker-sensitive, consumer church is failing a generation.” I’ve long thought that myself, but to see it in a slightly more hipster publication like Christianity Today is a curious occurrence. But I nearly fell out of my chair when I read this line from the article:
“What does co-dependence look like within a church? Avoiding sections of Scripture out of fear that certain power pockets will be offended. Believing that repeat attendance depends primarily upon the staff’s seamless execution of Sunday morning-rather than the manifest presence of God. Eliminating doleful songs from the worship repertoire because they might contradict the through line that ‘following Jesus is all gain.'”