I find it difficult to assess the "Weird Christian" movement among the young toward older forms of worship, but my predominating impression is that while some of its proponents may be moving in a good direction, it is problematically romantic and immature. Mature Christianity knows that it must live in the world, which means that it must take human government, including frustrations over things like binary politics, seriously, but also that "the real thing" has always and everywhere been countercultural. In this world it must live in the tension between the kingdoms of God and Caesar.
The uninformed, juvenile opinion of every generation in a progressive . . .
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