From the Fall, 1996 issue of Touchstone
Is <title>Oh, For Some Saints by John Thompson

Oh, For Some Saints

A Sidebar in David Mills’s “LatCons Revisited”

by John Thompson

“LatCons II: Further Thoughts on Latitudinarian Conservatives” leads me in two directions. The first is to consider the “comfort index” people expect from Christianity. Do people expect that being a Christian will cause them to suffer? Well, sure they do, but how much? Are we prepared to be alone or nearly alone in certain parts of our struggle? Are we prepared to invest what may seem to be disproportionate energy toward keeping our souls spiritually pure and morally upright?

Typical middle class Christians especially expect that their suffering should be “reasonable” . . .


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