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More on Petty Christian Virtues

In an an evangelical subculture that gets its ire up more over cussing than torture, Hoekendjik has some wisdom:

Christian virtues that are present [in the church] are minimized, while while the kind of “church virtues” that Dorothy Sayers once described as a combination of stateliness, childishness, shyness, dullness, sentimentality, daintiness, and depressedness are enlarged into colossal proportions. What would anyone have to do with that?

7 Comments

  1. JBH wrote:

    Why is there never approbation for evangelicalism and just criticism?

    Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Permalink
  2. Colin wrote:

    That’s an overdramatic comment, JBH. Obviously there is a large portion of the US population that finds much to praise about evangelicalism.

    Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 1:03 pm | Permalink
  3. Hill wrote:

    Because evangelicalism is stupid, duhhhhhh.

    Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Permalink
  4. saint egregious wrote:

    As the old song goes, ‘you always hurt, the one you love…’

    Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 7:58 pm | Permalink
  5. bruce hamill wrote:

    those virtues extend well beyond evangelicalism

    Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 10:00 pm | Permalink
  6. Halden wrote:

    Too true, Bruce. Too true.

    Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Permalink
  7. JKG wrote:

    “In an an evangelical subculture that gets its ire up more over cussing than torture”

    In an an evangelical subculture that gets its ire up more over pointed criticism towards evangelicalism than torture…

    Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 11:10 am | Permalink

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