A Really Funny Place

One of the things that mystifies and amuses me by turns is the tendency of contemporary Christians to believe that they are achieving a rare authenticity of soul, that they are presenting a prophetic countercultural vision to a watching world, that they are living out a genuine alternative lifestyle in line with the radical demands of the Sermon on the Mount, when all they are doing in fact is giving us the Christian Lite version of Stuff White People Like. But, there it is, and the world’s a funny place.