Religion: Words of the Week

"We have not seen deeply enough the real needs and situations of men; we have not demonstrated the distinctive character of Christian discipleship. To the degree that we have failed, the world has dismissed us and our faith with a shrug. We are passed by as irrelevant people, pleasant and well-meaning, whose God is optional, whose faith has no bearing, one way or the other, on the ... structure and meaning of life . . .

"What is the distinctive witness God expects us to bear? How shall we bear it? ... A church which concentrates on its own existence is...

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