Excerpts from my sent folder: Michael Gerson and evangelicalism

Excerpts from my sent folder: Michael Gerson and evangelicalism

In Gerson's revisited 20th century evangelicalism, the mercenary character of the Religious Right disappears because conservative Christians embrace evolution. He's wrong, not only, as you point out, about the uncontested truthfulness of Darwinian biology, but also about the connection between causes and effects. Gerson seems to think that accepting evolution would have kept evangelical Christianity's [...]

What happened to the “Emergent Church”?

As far as I can tell it, the "emerging church" is dead. The time of death is difficult to establish, much like the time of birth was. But there's no question to me now that the whatever internal mechanisms the emerging church movement contained are no longer functioning. Its leadership seems largely to have abandoned [...]