Many say it’s been a tough decade for evangelicals. The media says that Christianity is in great decline. The media, and some Christian authors, predict doom and gloom.
Yet, the actual numbers tell a different story for evangelical Christians. (You can read much more about that in these links.)
Yet, that does not mean all is well.
I do think we are in challenging times. The last 10 years have brought us to that reality. There have been a few distractions along the way.
The emerging church came promising answers to evangelicals for a “third way,” but flamed out and now looks more like the avant-garde wing of mainline Protestantism.
Some tried to withdraw from culture, but culture just kept coming.
Some slowly replaced regular Gospel proclamation with moralistic therapeutic deism – being good makes you a better person, and that makes “the man upstairs” happy.
Still others were so driven by pragmatism that they eventually began to…Continue Reading