You know that viral video from the guy who says he hates religion but loves Jesus? Well, Anthony Sacramone kind of agrees with him:
Read it all.
This, of course, is the "theology of the cross" as compared to "the theology of glory."
Do you see what he is saying? I'm touched by the account of his childhood post-confirmation alienation from the church. If we could teach the radical nature of the gospel and the theology of the cross more consistently, as opposed to just memorizing answers and "just showing up," would that make a difference? Or are young people at that particular age more interested in a "theology of glory," being oblivious to the grace that is hidden in an ordinary, boring church service? Whereas, perhaps, after failing and suffering and becoming cynical for awhile, they are ready to come back?