Todd Hunter in Bill Jackson’s The Quest for the Radical Middle, p.366-7:
One of the reasons we are increasingly without a voice in our culture is that we’ve “dumbed down” Christianity to a ludicrous level. Perhaps it’s time we help people begin to learn a new vocabulary, hear some new stories, and experiment with some distinctive practices. And perhaps it’s time that Christians live lives that are so intriguing, so interesting, so compelling, that people naturally want to understand what it is that causes us to live the way we do.
Is man seeking God or is God seeking man? Perhaps man is hiding, pretending to seek God, but is really looking for a safe and predictable “god.” And maybe as we dumb Christianity down, we play right into this scheme by becoming vendors of religious goods and services in order to meet people’s pretend needs.