An especially relevant question this time year! Is the cross about gushy, sentimentalism? No way! The cross shows the depth of God's love for humanity.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Bring on the schmaltz
I hope I’m wrong, but I sense within many churches a kind of dumbing down on God’s command to love God and neighbor today. I’ve seen too many churches that are governed by a kind of creeping sentimentalism that pretends to be love. Are we permitting Jesus’ world-changing agape love to morph into schmaltziness and the gushy stuff of greeting cards?—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, pages 209–10