In Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, David Platt writes, “I am part of a system that has created a whole host of means and methods, plans and strategies for doing church that require little if any power from God. And it’s not just pastors who are involved in this charade. I am concerned that all of us—pastors and church members in our culture—have blindly embraced an American dream mentality that emphasizes our abilities and exalts our names in the ways we do church.”
- Radical, p. 48 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson
Psalms 65:6-7 (NCV) "You made the mountains by your strength; you are dressed in power.  You stopped the roaring seas, the roaring waves, and the uproar of the nations."