Wise Words for Today

The life and energy of the new wine cannot be contained in the old structures. Just as first century religion could not embrace the new wine of Christ, so the religions of today, whether Eastern or Western, traditional or contemporary, program-driven or purpose-driven, are entwined with an inorganic structure of a particular culture. Our present-day wineskins are not capable of serving the new wine for today’s rising number of religious refugees and spiritual sojourners. Without a radical paradigm shift, the modern church will continue to “convert” spiritual seekers to a syncretized form of cultural Christianity.

Jonathan Campbell

(from The Way of Jesus)

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