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How to Desecrate a Religion

Greg Stiekes discusses how we have often come to desecrate Christianity:

  • Cheapen it.
  • Change it.
  • Contextualize it.
  • Control it.
  • Commercialize it.

He concludes:

Cheapening, contextualizing, and controlling Christianity are often driven by believers with strong motives, believers with a heart to reach others with the gospel and to woo them to Christ. But we must take great care that in our expression of Christianity we do not compromise the message of Christianity and so desecrate it.

How to Desecrate a Religion | Theology in 3D

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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