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Remodeled Ideas

I’m reminded of E.B. White’s comment: “People have recut their clothes to follow the fashion...People have remodeled their ideas too—taken in their convictions a little at the waist, shortened the sleeves of their resolve, and fitted themselves out in a new intellectual ensemble copied from a smart design out of the very latest page of history.” When slavery to fashion invades the church, our latest ideas are yesterday’s fads. We adopt the world’s agenda—just a few years too late. Many churchmen sport theological bell-bottoms.

Against the Night, Charles Colson, p. 151