"The North American Christian community today is in a missionary location....There are two obstacles, however, that must be overcome in trying to take our missionary location seriously. One is that many people in today's Christian community are too fond of the culture that makes up our missionary location [e.g. Christians addicted to American materialism, the god of technology and pop culture]. The other is that many people in the Christian community are too disdainful of this culture [e.g. Christian separatists, legalists and the 'angry at the world' religious Right]."
- Richard Mouw, "The Missionary Location of the North American Churches," in Confident Witness - Changing World, ed. Craig Van Gelder