Preachers like bad kids

This is a thought-provoking quote:

“I think good preachers should be like bad kids. They ought to be naughty enough to tiptoe up on dozing congregations, steal their bottles of religion pills, spirituality pills, and morality pills, and flush them all down the drain. The church, by and large, has drugged itself into thinking that proper human behavior is the key to its relationship with God. What preachers need to do is force it to go cold turkey with nothing but the word of the cross – and then be brave enough to stick around while it goes through the inevitable withdrawal symptoms.”

Robert Farrar Capon – The Foolishness of Preaching


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One Response to Preachers like bad kids

  1. Richard Ballard says:

    Wow!!! There is more truth to that quote than most of us would care to admit!!

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