Wilson: Empty Jars

“The alternative being disaster, the modern evangelical church must soon return to the high past. For some time now we have hyped the importance of having a ‘contemporary’ and ‘relevant’ Christianity, and have done so to the point where we have almost emptied the faith of its historic and orthodox content. To use a phrase from Matthew Arnold, we are ‘light half-believers in our casual creeds’. In a mad pursuit of cisterns that will hold no water, we have come to love the dust on the inside of our empty jars. Our thirst will be a permanent one unless we come back to the creeds of historic Christianity – in particular the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Definition of Chalcedon.”

– Douglas Wilson, Angels in the Architecture (p. 99)


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