May 29 2012

Hopeful: Advanced MTD

Original post at http://tbolto.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/837/

Reblogged from John Meunier:

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism may very well be the default religion of most mainline Protestants.

I first encountered the term reading Kenda Creasy Dean‘s book Almost Christian. Dean borrowed the term from the work other others, but MTD forms the heart of her analysis about youth in the church. One of her core points is that youth today practice MTD because they learned it from their parents.

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I gave a lot of thought to this blog by John Meunier back in April, but I never have been able to figure out the answer to his question: "I find myself perplexed by what to do about it or how to move forward. Will slow, patient, and steady preaching, teaching, and invitations to true discipleship wean people away from MTD? Or does it require shock therapy?" ¬†More and more, it feels like it requires a shock.¬† What do you think about this topic?  

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