“The test of the vitality of a religion is to be seen in its effect upon culture.”
“Much of our present tragedy lies in the fact that many who want to be part of Christ’s cause cannot feel at home in any of the major forms which the contemporary Church takes.
“They are looking for a bold fellowship, and what they find is a complacent society concerned to an absurd degree with its own internal politics or so unimaginative as to suggest that the world can be saved by three hymns and a sermon or a Mass.
“Many contemporary seekers cannot abide the Church as they see it, their dissatisfaction arising not from the fact that membership demands too much, but rather from the fact that the demands are too small. It helps our humility to admit that some of the critics may be on the right track.”