From Tim Keller’s “King’s Cross” (pgs 124-125):
The heart of the gospel is the cross, and the cross is all about giving up power, pouring out resources, and serving….when Christianity is is in a place of power and wealth for a long period, the radical message of sin and grace and the cross can become muted or even lost. Then Christianity starts to transmit into a nice, safe religion, one that’s for respectable people who try to be good. And eventually it becomes virtually dormant in those places and the center moves somewhere else.
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