Friday, July 15, 2016

Dreher: The Coming Christian Collapse

Quoting Michael Spencer talking about the collapse in Evangelical Christianity:
2. We Evangelicals have failed to pass on to our young people an orthodox form of faith that can take root and survive the secular onslaught. Ironically, the billions of dollars we’ve spent on youth ministers, Christian music, publishing, and media has produced a culture of young Christians who know next to nothing about their own faith except how they feel about it. Our young people have deep beliefs about the culture war, but do not know why they should obey scripture, the essentials of theology, or the experience of spiritual discipline and community. Coming generations of Christians are going to be monumentally ignorant and unprepared for culture-wide pressures.
4. Despite some very successful developments in the past 25 years, Christian education has not produced a product that can withstand the rising tide of secularism. Evangelicalism has used its educational system primarily to staff its own needs and talk to itself.
Read the whole article at The American Conservative

1 comment:

  1. It would seem like the paradox of easy pickings would swing our way for once... and then one looks at our present situation. I dont think he wants it to be easy for us


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