Sooner or later Kevin Bacon shows up

July 11, 2010

Things start off with reasonable Christianity. Then things get legalistic. Then it is a matter of time before Kevin Bacon shows up in town.

Douglas Wilson has an excellent post up over at Blog and Mablog. He discusses how we may maintain a Christian family across generations. Here is an excerpt where he explains the unfortunate trend that often happens.

As one theologian has noted, the first generation is characterized by a true and living zeal. The second generation seeks to consolidate the gains of the first, but does so by means of legalistic and oppressive rules. The third generation goes liberal, out of a reaction to the stupidity of a blind conservatism. The fourth generation goes apostate, and it is time for a revival. God specializes in bringing great spiritual vigor out of bodies that are as good as dead.

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