Sunday, January 29, 2006

On Going Back To The Way Things Were

Interesting quote on the Church going back to the way things were.

If we insist on going back to something in the past, perhaps we should go back to the beginning, rather than getting off conveniently at some 18th-century plateau (or 16th or even 12th).

Larson, Osborne, The Emerging Church (1970), p83

Reminds me of John Perkins' regular comment about Christians who want to go back to "the way things were." He said, "I don't wanna go back to the way things were, I'd be a slave!" Sometimes we forget about the way things really were when we make comments like that.