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The dogma is the drama

I began reading a book which came highly recommended to me by a real life friend, and an online friend, Michael Horton's A Better Way: Rediscovering the Drama of Christ-Centered Worship.

In the introduction to the book, Horton quotes from Dorothy Sayers' Creed or Chaos?

Surely it is not the business of the church to adopt Christ to men, but to adapt men to Christ. It is the dogma that is the drama - not beautiful phrases, nor comforting sentiments, nor vague aspirations to lovingkindness and uplift, nor the promise of something nice after death - but the terrifying assertion that the same God who made the world lived in the world and passed through the grave and gate of death. Show that to the heathen, and they may not believe it; but at least they may realize that here is something that a man might be glad to believe.

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