Friday, December 26, 2008

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.



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