This came from a blog entry of Joel Rosenberg’s dealing with a conference of Christian authors and publishers. I’ll find a link later:
Priscilla Shirer was a wonderful breath of fresh air. She spoke after Tony, talking about what it means to truly experience God in a real and personal way. And she gently but appropriately warned the Christian book industry to be careful of being agents of commerce rather than servants of Christ.
“In the first century in Palestine,” she noted, “Christianity was a community of believers. Then Christianity moved to Greece and became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome and became an institution. Then it moved to Europe and became a culture. And then it moved to America and became a business. We need to get back to being a healthy, vibrant community of true followers of Jesus.”