Quote of the moment: Richard Halverson, chaplain of the U.S. Senate, religion in America becomes enterprise


Rev. Richard C. Halverson, 1916-1995, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate; painting for the North Dakota Capitol by Ann Linton Hodge

Rev. Richard C. Halverson, 1916-1995, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate; painting for the North Dakota Capitol by Ann Linton Hodge

“In the beginning the church was a fellowship of men and women centering on the living Christ. Then the church moved to Greece, where it became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome, where it became an institution. Next, it moved to Europe, where it became a culture. And, finally, it moved to America, where it became an enterprise.”

Richard Halverson, former Chaplain of the United States Senate

At least, P. M. Summer claims Halverson said it, and I trust himTip of the old scrub brush to P. M. Summer, at Una Perla, Por Favor.

4 Responses to Quote of the moment: Richard Halverson, chaplain of the U.S. Senate, religion in America becomes enterprise

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