Cadres for Christianity: They Rebel Against Busyness

Some Christians feel an occasional twinge of doubt over the busyness of their churches—the activities (see box) that seem at best irrelevant to the Christian mission. To Lutheran Theologian Loren Halvorson, the busyness of the "crowded temples" is worse than irrelevant; it is a threat to the vitality of the faith. Writing in the first issue of Dialog, a handsomely printed new Lutheran journal of theology, he foresees a radical regrouping of Christians, with the cadres of dedicated believers in an open and creative rebellion against the "organization church." Dr. Halvorson, assistant director of the American Lutheran Church's board of college...

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