on idolatry toward politics
Here's Denny Burk in Touchstone...
This quote is in the midst of a long but interesting symposium of six prominent evangelicals, "assessing their movement".
First, a piece of the general problem (see: my earlier posts on Nichols and Goetz's book, Death by Suburb):
Evangelicals often fail to see the extent to which they are shaped by their culture. In many cases, Evangelicalism appears to be a subculture, imbibing the spirit of the age and existing quite comfortably alongside it.
Then, to the particular application to "conservatives" within evangelical circles and politics:
Many Evangelicals could tell you more about the Republican party platform than they could about the Trinity or Christ’s atonement.