My friend, Ellen, has written another provocative post; this time, on exchanging the Thou for an it in worship. She contends that in our attempt to get our theology correct (a right way of thinking about God) we have sacrificed a deeper orthodoxy (a right way of expressing God). Her post echoes some of what I’m reading lately in Eugene Peterson’s “The Jesus Way”. Alarmed by the consumer mentality that has crept into our churches Peterson calls for a complete renovation of our imagination (the way we look at things) in order to extract ourselves from this insidious condition and make our way back to the Jesus way.
I highly recommend both Peterson’s “Jesus Way” and Ellen’s post as food for thought.