The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Friday, May 07, 2004
Nilla Wafers
Here is an intreguing book title: John Drane's The McDonaldization of the Church: Consumer Culture and the Church's Future. Applies the thesis of a sociological classic, George Ritner's McDonaldization of Society to the church.

According to the book's description, Drane calls the church to let go of its cookie cutter uniformity in order to become more "relevant" to the culture at large. What do we end up with? The "emergent" form of church. Missional. Postmodern. Powerpoint. Multisensory. Urban. Hip.

Visit the supermarket lately?

There are an awful lot of different cookies there. Some brands newer than others.