…Since the Great Awakening, many American Protestants have allowed market forces to dictate how Christianity is presented to the watching world. That faith once delivered to the saints was repackaged for the Second Great Awakening, kicked up a notch for the great Revivals that followed the U.S. Civil War, found the radio waves and big-tents for the cultural Fundamentalists and, finally, came Evangelicalism with its managerial principles, organization, gurus and color TV.
Presbyterianism is not rooted in the revivalist tradition. We don’t think we need Tim Tebow, Duck Dynasty, pithy Jesus t-shirts, or guitars with lots of delay to “win people to Christ.”
…Let’s be Presbyterian and let the cool kids be cool. It will save on doctor bills after the skinny jeans and tight Affliction shirts take their toll on the body. And, besides, I hear there is a hair gel shortage and those bright lights are hard on the eyes.
—Bobby Griffith, “You Can’t Beat The Market”