Face-to-Face Discipleship in a Facebook World

Sunday, 01 Jan 2017

Three decades of data have revealed a near-systemic evangelical ignorance of the Scriptures, theology, church history, Christian art, architecture, and iconography and, correspondingly, of Christian deportment, both social and practical.1 Somehow, despite the information superhighway literally at our fingertips and Kindles glutted with books, ignorance abounds. This ignorance has little to do with intelligence or ability, and everything to do with literacy—the kind of literacy that results from interpersonal catechesis; that is, discipleship. Our evangelical churches are illiterate because catechesis rarely takes place, and when it does it is usually unremarkable and undemanding, thanks ...

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