Death by Pragmatism
Came across a great quote by Os Guinness today about how often pragmatism rules the day in church culture. He says:
The concern "Will it work?" has long overshadowed "Is it true?" Theology has given way to technique. Knowing-whom has faded before know-how. Serving God has subtly been deformed into servicing the self. At its worst, the result is a shift from faith to the "faith in faith," which--along with faith in religion--is a perniciously distinctive American heresy. But even at its best, pragmatism results in an evangelicalism rich in ingenuity and organization but poor in spirituality and superficial, if not banal, in doctrine. We have become the worldliest Christians in America.