This quote is taken from "Who's afraid of Postmodernism" by James Smith. The book is pretty good for seeing postmodernity in ways that do not threaten the Church ... but for me, I found it a little too Calvinist, but hey, you can't have everything.
But Smith's obvious Calvinism was also a challenge to me, because while his thorough academic philosophy as a base root, his flower was the work of the Holy Spirit through faith ... not a style of writing that you come across very often. And so sentences like below struck me - and gave me a little more hope for Calvinists and the Church ...
"The church does not exist
for me, my salvation is not primarily a matter of intellectual mastery or
emotional satisfaction. The church is the site where God renews and transforms
us - a place where the practices of being the body of Christ form us into the
image of the son. What I, a sinner saved by grace, need is not so much answers
as reformation of my will and heart."