Now Reading…
Just picked up a copy of Evangelical Landscapes by John G. Stackhouse, Jr. used @ Barnes and Noble. I was hooked at the first paragraph:
Many of us know what it is like to think and act like a child, and to be treated like one, in a religious community. In such a community, a certain select few function as “parents.” Usually they have clerical titles adn credentials, but they also may be important laypeople… These “parents” have all the status, all the knowledge, all the wisdom, and all hte power. The rest of us do as we’re told–if we’re good children–or perhaps resist and suggest changes, acts that stigmatize us a bad children.
And let me tell you… being a bad child is not easy.