Against the Wind
Sociologist Wade Clark Roof writes, “It’s hard to dismiss the fact that the religious stance today is more internal than external, more individual than institutional, more experiential than cerebral, more private than public….” Well, I don’t doubt this statement. The evidence is everywhere. There are certainly positive dimensions in this development. It does, however, concern me.
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