To the extent that in more conservative circles preaching has been reduced to its didactic function or to inspiration and moral uplift, it is not surprising that younger believers look for alternative means of grace. Typically, we prefer what we can see to what we can hear: "A picture tells a thousand words." Our new images may be not statues that we venerate, but there is a real danger in Protestant churches of once again silencing God's living and active speech (i.e., the exposition of Scripture) in a sea of our own insights, visual drama, and the blue luminosity of our computer screens. Yet the Lord chose not only the content but the medium. We do not find God; he finds us. Faith comes not by feeling, thinking, seeing, or striving, but by hearing (pp. 762-63).
This is an insightful diagnosis of much that is happening in the contemporary worship scene among evangelicals, where many are seeking "alternative means of grace" (in music, drama, candles, etc.). The parallel he draws between old images (medieval statuary) and new images (video projections) is also striking. God has chosen the foolishness of preaching to spread the gospel and to build his church!