One paragraph from Out of Ur: Spencer Burke on the Church that Consumerism Built—and Why I Fled:

But the church seems largely oblivious to this trend toward flexible, on-demand service in our culture. We still expect people to come to us, at our buildings, to do transactions with God or make deposits in their spiritual account. When congregants complain about pastors and churches not fitting their lifestyle, the church cries foul in the form of “consumer!� But does anyone ask whether the church is delivering what the market needs?

The foregoing being an excerpt of an excerpt from the upcoming issue of Leadership, which deals with “Consumerism and the Church It Creates.� Good stuff.

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