Wednesday, March 17, 2004

George Barna and Evangelical Catholic

"Values American Christians have abandoned (according to Barna): radical obedience, holistic stewardship, church loyalty, submission to authority, accountability, diversity, discipline, persecution, biblical knowledge, theological purity, salvation by grace alone, elder care, family spirituality, holiness, patience, and confession of sins." (Scott Boren in Making Cell Groups Work )

Of how many of the above could we say it is the goal of evangelical catholics to re-embrace in spite of the cultural abandonment of them in the modern era? Seems to me this also is a mark of what we might call a distinctly evangelical catholic option. Add liturgy and the daily offices to the list, and you've got a pretty comprehensive definition.

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