Sojourners Magazine: April 1976
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The Evangelicals: What They Believe, Who They Are, Where They are Changing. Edited by David F. Wells and John D. Woodbridge. Abingdon Press, 1975. $8.95.
It is only since putting aside childish things that it has come to mind so forcefully -- and so gladly -- that the circus is among the few coherent images of the eschatological realm to which people still have access and that the circus thereby affords elementary insight into the idea of society as a consummate event.
We are living in a unique and hopeful time in history, when the dynamic of the church as the continuation of Christ’s body on earth is being rediscovered.
In last month’s column I expressed a conviction that fundamental changes in the attitude of church leaders will be a necessary first step toward restoring to the church its biblical self-image.
Ever since the Church of the Saviour community came into existence more than 25 years ago, it has been changing and evolving.