Sunday, October 05, 2008

Mission and Market 2

As a followup to Len Sweet's observation on mission and market from yesterday - I came across this post:
This is from the Robert Holmes newsletter. One of the readers sent this in telling about a ministry class he teaches. Here is what he told the class,

"I came across a quote attributed most often to Rev. Sam Pascoe. It is a short version of the history of Christianity, and it goes like this: Christianity started in Palestine as a fellowship; it moved to Greece and became a philosophy; it moved to Italy and became an institution; it moved to Europe and became a culture; it came to America and became an enterprise (in other words, a business)."

Now be sure to get of his students, a young woman replied,

"A business? But isn't it supposed to be a body?" I could not envision where this line of questioning was going, and the only response I could think of was, "Yes." She continued, "But when a body becomes a business, isn't that a prostitute?"
via crossroads

1 comment:

Tou and David said...

I love your blog! Thank you for these last two posts!