Beliefnet
God's Politics

What we call church is often a conspiracy of cordiality. Pastors learn to pacify rather than preach to their Ananiases and Sapphiras. We say we do it out of “love.” Usually, we do it as a means of keeping everyone as distant from everyone else as possible. You don’t get into my life and I will not get into yours.

– Stanley HauerwasSource: “Resident Aliens” by Stanley Hauerwas.

+ Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Join the Discussion
comments powered by Disqus