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A Danger of Middle-Class Affluence

June 11, 2010

Our tendency is to consider affluence as a sign of God’s blessings. However, we often fail to see the inherent dangers.

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.

– Cyril Connolly, English literary critic and writer, 1903-1974.

There is a great gulf between the Christianity that wrestles with whether to worship at the cost of imprisonment and death, and the Christianity that wrestles with whether the kids should play soccer on Sunday morning.

– John Piper, The Hidden Smile of God, p. 164.

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