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By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 11, 2007

In the course of an e-mail singing the praises of blogger Kathy Shaidle, Mark Steyn nails the cringe-making futility of "pastorally innovative" condescension:

It's interesting to me when I see these lame-o attempts by wimpy Anglican clerics to incorporate bits of pop culture to get the kids cool with all this religion stuff -- it's so ham-handedly done, like watching your parents do the Macarena at parties.

Not just the Anglicans, Mr. Steyn ...

Youth Fair Liturgy in Austria (from CathCon).

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  • Posted by: - Feb. 16, 2007 1:28 PM ET USA

    I love the yellow "snow fence" that represents the boundaries of the "church." Without it, those sunbathers would almost seem sacriligious.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 12, 2007 12:22 PM ET USA

    I have pictures from Jesus'76. Except for all the adults in the audience (I hesitate to use the word 'congregation'), this could be one of those pictures! I've out grown such 'childish things.' I guess not everyone has. Jesus'76: A non-denominational 'Jesus Movement' weekend in the Disney World back lot. (now Epcot)

  • Posted by: - Feb. 11, 2007 4:22 PM ET USA

    Somebody help me. Has there ever been a time in Church history (before the 1960's) when the clergy tried to bring religion down to the level of the people? I have always thought its purpose was to bring the people up to the level of the Church. And that much closer to God.