Robert E. Webber

What takes place in the community is the handing down of the tradition through a kind of cultural transmission. . . . The church needs to recognize the role of cultural transmission. The society of the church views life differently, plays by the rules of Jesus, and signifies the future by making it present. In this way the church transmits its values. It hands down spirituality through interaction with authentic lives marked by integrity, honesty, faithfulness, and servanthood. Spirituality is not only taught, it is also caught.

-Robert Webber, Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999), 133